Bear Wanders 300 km In Hungary

  • 8 Jun 2018 10:37 AM
  • Hungary Around the Clock Bear Wanders 300 km In Hungary
A wild brown bear has been wandering around the Hungarian countryside for around two weeks now, terrifying folks in the process. It's big local news as authorities still can’t catch it but claim they’re hot on its trail.

It was first spotted in Somoskőújfalu near the Slovak border on May 23, and it was on the outskirts of Tömörkény in southeast Hungary by Thursday, having covered almost 300 kilometres.

Park rangers and Csongrád county police are following the two or three-year-old male bear. From Wednesday afternoon when it entered Csongrád county, until Thursday morning, the bear travelled 35 kilometres southward. 

Kiskunság National Park spokeswoman Mónika Kis told on Thursday that putting the creature to sleep with a special shot will only be necessary if it presents a danger to itself or to somebody else.

  • How does this content make you feel?

XpatLoop Media Partner

Hungary Around the Clock

Since 1995 Hungary Around the Clock has proven to be one of the most comprehensive sources of daily English-language news about Hungary. It covers ongoing domestic politics and foreign relations, as well as business and economic matters. For a free trial of HATC visit and click on 'Free Trial Subscription’.