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Russia: Three bear cubs found in cardboard box outside Irkutsk animal shelter

Russian Federation, Irkutsk
February 27, 2020 at 16:26 GMT +00:00 · Published

Employees of Irkutsk animal shelter K-9 found three bear cubs abandoned in a cardboard box at the entrance of the centre on Wednesday morning.

The little cubs were sleeping when they were found, and after being fed and inspected, the vets assumed that the trio are around four to six weeks old. The person who left the cubs in the cardboard box remains unknown.

K-9s administrator Oksana Shchapova said that this was the first time such an incident had happened at the shelter, but luckily the staff already has some experience working with bears.

After the animal centre published news about the find on their Instagram account, some caring people instantly offered help taking care of the cubs.

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Employees of Irkutsk animal shelter K-9 found three bear cubs abandoned in a cardboard box at the entrance of the centre on Wednesday morning.

The little cubs were sleeping when they were found, and after being fed and inspected, the vets assumed that the trio are around four to six weeks old. The person who left the cubs in the cardboard box remains unknown.

K-9s administrator Oksana Shchapova said that this was the first time such an incident had happened at the shelter, but luckily the staff already has some experience working with bears.

After the animal centre published news about the find on their Instagram account, some caring people instantly offered help taking care of the cubs.

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