Overfishing and fewer food sources making bears more aggressive, say officials, who have killed 83 on Sakhalin Island this year

Two people have been killed by bears in Russia’s far east as increasingly large numbers of the animals are approaching humans due to a lack of food sources.

Authorities on Sakhalin Island last week said 83 bears had to be shot dead because they were hostile. That figure is nearly three times higher than last year.

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