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Asiatic black bears @ Zlin - Lesna

Asiatic black bears at Zoo Zlin - Lesna/Czech republic, taken May 2008.

Asiatic black bears @ Zlin - Lesna
Jana, 27 May 2008
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    • Jana
      Asiatic black bears at Zoo Zlin - Lesna/Czech republic, taken May 2008.
    • snowleopard
      Great photo Jana! From the angle of the bears it appears that they are american black bears, but I believe you when you say that they are asiatic black bears. Those two species can at times look quite similar.
    • Jana
      Thanks! They are asiatic black bears, I am sure. The male was imported from Vietnam 21 years ago , the female came from Amersfoort some 5 years ago. Their first son (on my pic) is 2 years old now.
    • Orycteropus
      Unfortunately I have never been at this zoo, but on the basis what photos I saw taken there, or article I read, or talk with my acquaintance who had been there already results that I have the imagination that Zoo Zlin-Lesna is among the best European zoos. Jana, do You have a photo of the Giant anteater enclosure?
    • Jana
      I have not seen so many zoos yet, so I can not say if Zlin is among the best in Europe. But it surely belongs to the better ones. There are still some old-fashioned exhibits, but this zoo has undoubtfully gone a long way in the last years.
      I will upload a pic of their Giant anteater enclosure into the gallery.
    • Eagle
      Cool photo! Great to see a zoo planning with Asiatic black bears, they are in my opinion the most beautiful bears.
    • Jakub
      I am sorry to inform you, that the last bear died this year, but there are plans to bring in sloth bears from India, so this would be a great contribution for European population. In this time White-handed gibbons can be seen in the former bear's enclosure.
    • Eagle
      Really sad, nice for the sloth bears but the sun bear situation becomes even more critical from year to year. I really can't understand why the interest in keeping the species is so low.
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