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Last brother bear shot dead

The brown bear M13 was shot on Tuesday in the Suisse canton Graubünden. The Suisse Authorities classified the bear as a risk for the population. All bear brothers from Italy (M12, M13 and M14) are now dead.

The bear had been equipped with a satellite tracker. In autumn and after his hibernation M13 tried to find food in settlements and kept following people during the day. Although deterrent measures were taken, he lost his shyness completely.

M13 had gained public attention last year when he was prowling through Tyrol. The bear indirectly led the police to a corpse of a 40-year-old man from South Tyrol. The wife of the victim and her lover are suspected of murdering the man. Their hearing started in Ravensburg on Tuesday.

In spring last year, M13 plundered beehives in Vorarlberg. He survived a collision with a locomotive in Unterengadin (Switzerland) in May 2012.

His brothers M12 and M14 were killed in car accidents in South Tyrol last year. The three bears had started their walks in Trentino (Italy).

WWF Austria is disappointed about the death of M13. "He was definitely killed too early. It would have been better if the deterrent measures had been intensified and continued", said WWF bear expert Christian Pichler.

"M13 had to die because bears in Puschlavtal (Switzerland) are not accepted. This is largely due to a lack of information of the residents", Mr Pichler said.

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