Brown bear

Until their extinction, brown bears lived in our forests for thousands of years.

In 1904 the last indigenous bear in Switzerland was shot by two hunters, Jon Sarott Bischoff and Padruot Fried, in the Val Mingèr. 10 years later, this valley became a part of the National Park.

In recent years, brown bears were released into the Adamello-Brenta Nature Park in Trentino (IT). In 2005 a young bear migrated from here to the region of the National Park. Another 2 animals followed in 2007. It can be assumed that further bears will visit the region in the years to come.

Discover more information about the brown bear at the bear exhibition in the Schmelzra Museum, as well as on the bear adventure trail in S-charl.

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