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5 Dec 2023

Japan's Bear Attacks Hit Record High Amid Food Shortage

Japan experiences the most bear attacks since 2006, with 212 individuals assaulted and 6 fatalities from April to November. Scarce acorns and beech nuts due to a hot, dry summer have driven bears into urban areas and Tokyo's suburbs. The government is responding with expert deployment, safety measure funding, and preventative advice. [Source](https://www.lemonde.fr/en/environment/article/2023/12/04/sharp-increase-in-attacks-by-starving-bears-in-japan_6312652_114.html?utm_term=Autofeed&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1701730532)