Bears make a comeback in Bern On May 26, the Swiss canton of Bern got its first confirmed bear sighting in more than 190 years. The animal was spotted in the municipality of Eriz and is believed to be a young male. The bear is very symbolic to the region: it is present on the cantonal coat of arms and the city of Bern’s bear park is a popular tourist attraction. The last bear in Switzerland was shot in 1904. However, since 2005 they have occasionally entered the country from neighbouring Italy. Jagdinspektorat des Kantons Bern This content was published on May 29, 2017 - 14:50 May 29, 2017 - 14:50 Other languages: 5 (en original) Español (es) Un oso anda suelto Português (pt) Urso anda solto no cantão de Berna 中文 (zh) 狗熊重返伯尔尼 عربي (ar) الدببة تعود إلى برن بعد نحو قرنين من الغياب Pусский (ru) В кантоне Берн заметили медведя Share Facebook Twitter E-mail Print Copy link More More The ethics of artificial intelligence The challenges are immense for Switzerland, which is one of the leading developers of artificial intelligence (AI). Articles in this story The ethics of artificial intelligence In compliance with the JTI standards More: SWI swissinfo.ch certified by the Journalism Trust Initiative You can find an overview of ongoing debates with our journalists here. Please join us! If you want to start a conversation about a topic raised in this article or want to report factual errors, email us at email@example.com. Sort by Newest first Oldest first Load more More More Swiss federal elections 2023 It's time to decide who sits in the Swiss parliament by casting your vote in the federal elections on October 22. Here's our election guide.