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In 1997, cavers in County Leitrim discovered the bones of what may be among the last of Ireland's brown bears. The cave may have been used as a winter hibernation site.
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7 April 2008

Classroom Ideas

Can be used to introduce an 'animal' murder mystery to the students. Based on the brown bear bones discovery, students could be detectives and gather further evidence of whether or not brown bears existed in Northern Ireland or not. They could also identify other species of animal which are now extinct. Students need to present back their findings on the cause of their extinction - are they mainly physical or human reasons?