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