Man denied Swiss citizenship for not knowing about animals sharing enclosure ...

Man is denied Swiss citizenship after living in the country for 30 years because he did not know bears and wolves shared an enclosure at his local zoo The man didn't know wolves and bears were housed together at a zoo in Arth   He had lived in the country for 30 years and ran a successful small business  The court ruled yesterday that the Naturalisation Commission had failed to balance their decision  

By Ryan Fahey For Mailonline

Published: 11:42 GMT, 28 January 2020 | Updated: 11:45 GMT, 28 January 2020


An Italian man was initially denied Swiss citizenship despite living there for 30 years because he was unaware that bears and wolves shared an enclosure at his local zoo. 

Authorities at Arth in the central canton of Schwyz asked the applicant a number of questions as part of the process, including some geared towards assessing his level of integration in the local area.  

Despite having lived in Switzerland for 30 years and running a successful small business there, his ignorance over the housing situation at the local zoo scuppered his application. 

At the Goldau nature and animal park in Arth, Syrian brown bears are housed in a two-hectare community facility with a pack of European wolves. The two species

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