28 May 2010

Orphaned Asiatic black bear undergoing rehabilitation at IFAW rescue center

An orphaned Asiatic black bear is currently undergoing rehabilitation at the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) Wildlife Rescue Center in Assam, India. The two month old male cub was rescued by a villager in Northeast India after he was spotted being chased by a dog.

The baby bear will soon be transferred to the IFAW Bear Rescue Center in Arunachal Pradesh where he will receive extended care before returning to the wild.

Asiatic black bears, also called Moon bears, are typically black with a white crescent shape marking on their chest and average 4.5-5.4 feet tall. The solitary and nocturnal bears have a life expectancy of approximately 25 years in the wild.

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Photo Credit: IFAW/S.Barbaruah