Bear attack a unique fatality in Finland

Fabio De Giorgio, Juha Kaleva Rainio, Vincenzo Lorenzo Pascali, Kaisa Lalu

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lities due to animal bites, the vast majority of which are associated with dogs and big cats, are relatively uncommon and rarely described in the literature. Especially rare are fatal bear attacks on humans. We herein present a forensic investigation of a fatal assault, involving numerous bites on a 42-year-old man in Finland by an European brown bear (Ursus arctos arctos).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)64-67
Number of pages4
JournalForensic Science International
Publication statusPublished - 2007


  • bear
  • forensic autopsy


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