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Athens News Agency: News in English, 10-04-13

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  • [01] Winnie the Pooh-like treat for awakening brown bears

  • [01] Winnie the Pooh-like treat for awakening brown bears

    Thirteen brown bears, living in the Arcturos NGO' sanctuary in Nymfeo, Florina prefecture in northwest Greece, woke from hibernation on Monday to a giant 20-metre "pasteli", a traditional confectionery made out of sesame seeds and honey.

    The pasteli, which was prepared by the Greek Chefsā Club and has already made the Guinness Book of Records, as well as 50 bear cubs made out from honey and 14 giant honey and butter cookies made by chef patissier Stelios Parliaros, were waiting for the bears when they woke up from their winter sleep.

    "The bears gathered along the fence since early in the morning led by the smell of honey, one of their favourite foods. They were all waiting anxiously but thankfully they did not argue with each other because there were enough treats for all of them," Arcturos volunteer Vasso Petridou told ANA-MPA, stressing that the event was a symbolic gesture.

    "We have to offer a sweet life to these animals, who suffered abuse and exploitation by humans while kept in zoos or circuses, and try to sensitize people into protecting bears that live in the wild," she stressed.

    The non-governmental conservation group Arcturos is involved in protecting mountainous mainland Greeceās dwindling population of wild brown bears.

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