Ep 2 - Italian Bears

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The film deals with the two populations of brown bears that still live free in the mountains of Italy. Marsican bears are the smallest European bears: they feed mainly on plants and interact with local human population because they like to exploit honey and fruit on farmland. There are only twelve fertile females, the only ones capable of giving birth to cubs: they approach houses and face the risk of getting away from violent and aggressive males and finding something to eat for themselves and their offspring. Some want to hunt them, some want to set them free, and some want to see them in the zoo. The public opinion is divided.

Directed by: 
Francesco Petretti