Police say they are looking for a 16,000-year-old bear skeleton that was stolen from a cave-turned-museum near Sarajevo.

Police spokeswoman Danka Tesic says Interpol and the border police have been told about Friday's theft.

Mladen Samardzic, who is in charge of the Orlovaca cave museum, said Tuesday that the stolen bones belong to the second-largest cave bear skeleton ever found. The remains were found in 2004 in the cave that is 11 miles east of Sarajevo.

Border officials and Interpol have been given scanned photos of the missing skeleton.