Tuesday, November 20, 2012


Three orphaned bear cubs, rose under human care, were recently moved to Mehao Wildlife Sanctuary in Arunachal Pradesh to prepare them for release into the wild. The Asiatic black bear (Ursus thibetanus) is one of the four bear species found in India. They are distributed along the Himalayan region and northeast hills, and are threatened particularly by habitat degradation and conflict with people. There are also numerous cases of cubs being picked up by locals after being found alone. “The cubs will be walked in the forests daily,” said Soumya Dasgupta, IFAW-WTI wildlife biologist. “During these accompanied walks, the cubs learn the ways of the forest instinctively. They will be radio-collared and released after six months.”
5 November

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