In 2019, 157 people were attacked by bears in Japan. Conservationists associate this activity with a shortage of acorns in the wild. When there is not enough high-calorie food before hibernation, bears creep closer to settlements in search of food. Robo-wolves will scare them away from settlements.
They are installed on a high pedestal, move and make loud sounds. Once upon a time, packs of wolves inhabited areas of central and northern Japan, but became extinct due to hunters and competition for resources.
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