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Papillon – Europe’s most wanted bear – caught after 42 days on the run

The brown bear, a multiple escaper, is now back in its north Italian wildlife enclosure

A brown bear nicknamed Papillon for its keen ability to escape from its enclosure has been captured by rangers in the province of Trento after 42 days of freedom.

Codenamed M49, the 149kg (23 stone) bear fled from the Casteller centre last 27 July after climbing over its enclosure, which had been reinforced following previous “multiple escapes’’.

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