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National Park welcomes rare bears

Update: March, 05/2012 - 12:11

HA NOI - Cat Tien National Park's Wildlife Rescue Centre, in southern Dong Nai Province, recently took in seven moon bears (Ursus Thibetanus).

The bears have been listed as vulnerable, rare and endangered in Vietnam's Red Book and an International Union for Conservation of Nature list.

Each 10 year-old, 200 kg bear was raised by the Great Veca Company, in Trang Bom District, for seven years before being relocated to the park.

According to the company, it was decided to move the animals to the park due to insufficient facilities and resources.

Within the seven years, the bears were equipped with chips monitoring their activities and behaviour to ensure their health and well-being.

The bears will be strictly watched and well-fed, then allowed to access a semi-wild environment before being released into the park, according to the Wildlife Rescue Centre. - VNS

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