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  • A Danish skier was injured in a bear attack on Tuesday at a nature park in North Macedonia.
  • The attack occurred in the Shar Mountain area, leaving the skier with injuries to his left leg.
  • Officials say mild winters in recent years have caused bears to cut short or skip hibernation, leading to a surge in their population.

A Danish skier was injured in a bear attack at a nature park in North Macedonia on Tuesday, in an area where authorities say mild winters have led to a surge in the brown bear population.

The skier, who was not identified, was taken to a hospital in the western city of Tetovo, Stojance Angelov, head of the country‚Äôs state-run Crisis Management Center, said. 

He suffered injuries to his left leg in the attack that took place in the Shar Mountain area.

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Mild winters in recent years have caused bears to cut short or skip hibernation.

Brown bear

A Danish skier was injured on Tuesday in a bear attack at a nature park in North Macedonia. (Marcos del Mazo/LightRocket via Getty Images)

This has led to a surge in their population and increased sightings in urban areas.

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Similar problems have also been reported in neighboring Greece, where farming associations say crops and bee hives have been damaged.

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