The Nere old man, who was filmed in great difficulty in the Spanish Pyrenees on April 16, 2022, seems to still be alive and in good health. This is what we see in a video taken in May by a Hope collective member in Val d'Aran, Catalonia.
He can still walk and move if he limps.
Nicolas Moreno of the Hope collective which brings together wildlife and bear enthusiasts, said that "he seems to be doing really good." He will not have any trouble feeding himself even if it is no longer possible to hunt. The bear can eat roots, grass, and buds. It spends around 80% of its time eating.
It is not known where Nere sustained his injury. It is possible that he was injured by a fall, illness, collision with a car, or even a fight against a congener.
Nere, the oldest bear in Bearn, was a long-time resident. After the introduction of Claverina and Sorita, Slovenian females in 2018, Nere was driven from Bearn by younger males who wanted to mate with them.