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Bears of the Karawank Mountains (4K)

Bears of the Karawank Mountains (4K)

ORF-E | In Production
English
1 x 52 min
Available Worldwide

For Slovenia’s brown bears, the fall of the Iron Curtain freed them to explore. Moving west through gentle Mediterranean countryside they encountered two obstacles: the Karawank Mountains and the Julian Alps. This fi lm tells what happens when inquisitive and intelligent bears cross the biggest natural barriers in search of a new life: fishing, hunting, raiding ants’ nests, scooping up berries, even stealing honey as they go. The bears remember exactly where they have been in previous years; they revisit or avoid old haunts, moving ever closer to human civilization. Through the eyes of the bears we visit the stark mountain landscapes and their fl ora and fauna, including wolves and lynx. Golden eagles, griff on vultures, bats and butterflies ibex and chamois, red deer and marmots are some of the animals they encounter on the way.

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