Bear Bite Injuries in the Hilly Areas of District Sirmaur, Himachal Pradesh

  • Uma Sharma Assistant Professor, Department of General Surgery, Dr. RKG Medical College, Hamirpur (HP)
  • Manish Sharma General Surgeon, Department of General Surgery, Regional Hospital, Una (HP)
Keywords: Bear attacks, animal bite, severe injuries.


Bear attacks are rare but widely publicized incidents. Degradation in form of overgrazing, deforestation, fire, reclamation of forest land for other uses and over extraction of forest resources essential for bear survival is occurring throughout the bear range. For those living nearby forest areas, bear presents a considerable danger worse than the tigers and leopards.