Voices from Russia

Friday, 27 February 2015

Sputnik International Presents… What’s Shakin’ in Vladivostok? Newborn Asian Black Bear Cub Abandoned at Circus Doorstep

00 black bear cub. vladivostok. russia 01. 27.02.15

Workers found a newborn Asian Black Bear cub in a cardboard box at the entrance to the Vladivostok Circus during the night of 24 February.

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00 black bear cub. vladivostok. russia 02. 27.02.15

Vets say that he’s about two-weeks-old.

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00 black bear cub. vladivostok. russia 03. 27.02.15

The official circus vet reported that the little guy is spry and spunky.

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00 black bear cub. vladivostok. russia 04. 27.02.15

Circus staffers believe that poachers who killed his mother dumped the cub at their door.

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00 black bear cub. vladivostok. russia 05. 27.02.15

They feed the cub every three hours.

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00 black bear cub. vladivostok. russia 06. 27.02.15

Other names for the Asian Black Bear are the Moon Bear and White-Chested Bear.

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00 black bear cub. vladivostok. russia 07. 27.02.15

The International Union for Conservation of Nature classified the Asian Black Bear as “vulnerable”.

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27 February 2015

Sputnik International

http://sputniknews.com/photo/20150226/1018807097.html

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