30-year-old man attacked by bear near Pivka

Pivka – A 30-year-old local was attacked by a bear in the woods near the village of Zagorje, south of Pivka (SE), on Monday evening. The man has been taken to the UKC Ljubljana hospital, but there is no official information about his condition yet.

According to initial information reported by the 24ur web news portal, the man had probably found himself between the bear and her cub, and the bear struck him with her paw.

The Koper Police Department has confirmed that the man has been taken to the country’s main hospital in Ljubljana. There are no official reports about the seriousness of his injuries yet.

This is the first reported bear attack on a human in Slovenia after May 2020, when a 56-year-old man stumbled upon a bear in the woods near Škofljica, just south of Ljubljana. His injuries were not life-threatening.