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Tibetan black bear/ Ursus thibetanus thibetanus

Tibetan black bear/ Ursus thibetanus thibetanus
alexkant, 9 Apr 2013
    • vogelcommando
      Strange looking animal, never seen it. Howmany are there at Pattaya and do you know if it is kept somewhere else ?
    • FBBird
      Tibetan Black Bear

      I take it there's a glass barrier between this animal & the railing?
    • Chlidonias
      it looks like the bear is chained round the waist
    • alexkant
      This is really unfortunate bear is chained and visitors are photographed with him. You can see a lot of photos on the web. Unenviable fate. There were two other bear in a small cage, but I have to check about their coloration.
    • Arizona Docent
      Terrible situation (chained up), but very interesting color morph.

      Still, it is situations like this that give zoos a bad name.
    • alexkant
      Unfortunatelly a very typical situation for Thai zoos - non members of local Zoo Association. Chained elephants, tigers, leopards, monkeys...
    • Arizona Docent
      All it would take to put an end to it is for people to stop visiting places like that. Sadly, from what I have read the general population of many Asian countries have little regard for animal welfare. :(
    • Arizona Docent
    • alexkant
      Maybe do not take a pictures with these animals first
    • Pertinax
      Never seen a Himalayan Black bear that isn't Black before. I wonder how common this (or other) Morph is. Is it local to the Tibetan part of its range perhaps?

      You can see the chain is fixed behind the poor animal's back.
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