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This young bear cub paid the price FOR wandering away from his mother when he was shot dead by three men on an illegal hunt in the Carpathian mountains in Romania.
The three Romanians had bribed a forest warden to turn a blind eye so they could bag a bear - and when they saw the animal the nervous trio opened fire before they realised the bear was just a cub.
It had been playing in the woods near Brasov in central Romania when it was shot dead.
The trio from Bucharest bribed the warden on the private estate before setting off to find a bear, and when the three realised they had killed a cub they dragged it to their car to take it away and dispose of the body.
But as they sped away from the scene with the bear cubs body in the boot they were stopped by police for speeding, and the body was spotted when police searched the car.
The brown bear is protected under the Romanian laws, and if found guilty, the three risk a ten-tear prison sentence.
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