Groshik was part of a journalistic investigation. He was offered for sale on the internet by poachers. Journalists from an Ukrainian TV channel bought the animal and revealed their identity. Groshik's biggest achievement that day was, to climb a high tree. That's a bear's life.
World Wide Fund of Nature
According to WWF (World Wide Fund of Nature), approximately 100,000 brown bears are estimated to live in Eurasia, and about 70,000 of those are found in the former Soviet Union.
8,000 brown bears - to remain in western Europe and the Carpathians (Slovakia, Poland, Ukraine, Romania)