The young boy who was abandoned by his parents and hidden himself in a former military building, crossed a forest in which bears are actually living. Japan has two bear species: the brown bear- a rather small species and the black V collared bear. Both species are quite common in the forestall and mountainous regions of the northern parts of Japan.

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The protection of the bear species is well arranged ad the species are well studied. Nevertheless Japanese bear parks have a negative reputation as these bear pits often accommodate several dozens of bears living under dramatic circumstances

Gerard Baars,
International Bear Foundation NL

Japanese boy found safe after 6 days in a bear dominated habitat