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Bear Finds WWII-Era Howitzer Shell in Polish Zoo

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A bear named Eva at a new zoo in the Polish city Poznan dug up a shell of a howitzer, which lay in the ground since the days of the Second World War, reported the Polish Cultural Center in Kaliningrad citing the zoo’s representative, Margarita Hodylu.

“One of the zoo’s employees noticed that Eva was holding something strange in her mouth. It later appeared, it was an unexploded shell of a howitzer. Thankfully, Eva lives in a separate aviary so sappers were able to walk in,” said Margarita Hodylu.

According to the representative, the zoo was closed for several hours. Sappers had to search the territory using special equipment to make sure there was no danger left. Zoo authorities intend to ask military engineers to search one more area, where an extra holding pen for bears, leopards and panthers will be built.

As Margarita announced, it is not a big surprise that Eva found the item as the zoo is located within a historic fort.

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