Officials in South Korea reported to start a heavy search operation on Wednesday to find the Asiatic black bear, which remains at large for the 3rd day after running away from a bear farm in South of Seoul.
The team of 69 hunters and officials of environmental office with searching dogs started searching on Wednesday morning for a bear cub weighing about 70-80 kilograms and about 3-4 years of age.
Five Asiatic black bears ran away from their cage in Yongin farm about 50 kilometers south of Seoul last Monday morning.
The officials of the environmental office in Han River discovered three of the bears, as they captured two of them and killed the third one that ran to attack them although it was being shot by an anesthetic gun. The fourth bear was spotted at a mountain area about 600 meters from the farm Tuesday afternoon and shot dead by the hunters.
Contributed by Israa Farhan