Bear attacks in Japan at record high as the animals struggle to find food

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It’s been a lean year for bears in Japan. A dry summer has left them with little to eat in the country’s forests, so they have become bold and ventured into environments closer to humans. Bears have also moved into rural areas as humans leave them, causing a bear resurgence. All this has led to a record-high number of bear attacks. Elizabeth Palmer speaks with a biologist studying this phenomenon.


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