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India brotherbear Offline
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http://www.shreveporttimes.com/story/new...025975001/      
    
BATON ROUGE — A Louisiana man has been arrested for allegedly killing a Louisiana Black Bear.
The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries' enforcement agents arrested 28-year-old Ronald J. Kimble, of Lettsworth, on Monday for taking a black bear during a closed season and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. It was unknown if he has an attorney.
Agents began Nov. 29 investigating after the dead bear was found on the Richard K. Yancey Wildlife Management Area in Concordia Parish. The necropsy revealed the 4½-year-old female bear was shot twice with a rifle.
Agents later found Kimble hunting in the area and during questioning Kimble admitted killing the bear on Nov. 26.
If convicted, Kimble faces up to 120 days in jail for killing the bear and up to 20 years on the firearm charge.

*Note: only 120 days for killing a bear out of season. Not harsh enough to stop poachers from taking the risk.
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Credits to Old Wolf Photography.

Black bears come in a variety of shades including this very popular hue which is known as a Cinnamon Bear. They're just a different color of the same species in fact a couple years ago I saw a black sow with twin coy and one was black and the other was cinnamon. This bear was photographed in the Lamar Canyon between Slough Creek and the Lamar Valley in Yellowstone National Park.

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India brotherbear Offline
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http://moonbears.org/ 
 
BEARS IN KOREA
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Credits to Julie Argyle.

A Big black boar!

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Credits to John Morrison.

Black bear swimming across the fast Yellowstone River - with no problem at all.

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Credits to John Morrison.

Running bear - male Black bear in Yellowstone National Park, USA.

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I noticed you're lumping both American and Asiatic black bears here, but #24 is a cartoon...
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American black bears:


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Scavenging a humpback whale carcass.

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Raiding a birdfeeder.



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Interaction with a coyote.
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( This post was last modified: 10-28-2018, 07:40 PM by brotherbear )

worldanimalnews.com/breaking-200th-bear-arrives-at-animals-asias-vietnam-sanctuary-after-suffering-17-years-of-bile-farm-misery/

Breaking! 200th Bear Arrives At Animals Asia’s Vietnam Sanctuary After Suffering 17 Years Of Bile Farm Misery.

Animals Asia’s rescue team arrived at their Vietnam Bear Rescue Center on Tuesday, October 23rd after rescuing another female Asiatic black bear from a bile farm in Vietnam’s Cao Bang province.
The rescue marks Animals Asia’s 200th in Vietnam, with the charity having saved a further 418 bears in China.
As a result of the rescue, the bile farm has been shut down and the owners will never again be able to keep bears.
“Rescuing the 200th bear is certainly a milestone for the team, but most importantly, this is another individual rescued, another farm closed, and another step closer to completely eradicating bear bile farming in Vietnam,” said Animals Asia Vietnam Director Tuan Bendixsen in a statement.
The bear, who does not yet have a name, was originally thought to have been around three years old when registered in 2005. However, her owner claims she bought the bear 17 years ago when she was just a cub weighing an estimated 75 pounds. Moon bears can live to be up to 30 years old.

The rescued bear will now begin a 45-day quarantine period during which she will also receive health care and be introduced to a healthy, species-appropriate diet.
After quarantine, she will be moved to a spacious den where she will begin her rehabilitation process and regain her strength. Eventually, when she is physically and mentally ready, she will be introduced to other bears and given access to an outdoor enclosure.
“We’re delighted that this long-suffering bear is finally safe and we can begin to make her well again,” said Animals Asia’s Vietnam Bear and Vet Team Director, Heidi Quine. “Overcoming such extreme cruelty and isolation is never easy, but each bear reacts differently. So far, she seems calm but there have also been signs of psychological trauma.”
In August of this year, Animals Asia successfully rescued five bears in South Vietnam, while last month, a female moon bear named Sky was rescued from the mountainous Lao Cai province.
Bears on bile farms in Vietnam suffer from poor nutrition, egregious health and living conditions, and no proper veterinary care. As a result, they often display physical and emotional symptoms such as pacing and hitting their bodies against the bars of cages.

Moon bears are listed as vulnerable by the IUCN, and categorized as endangered by CITES. More than 10,000 are held on bear bile farms in China, and around 800 are also trapped in cages as part of the industry in Vietnam.
Animals Asia began to take on the issue of bear bile farming in Vietnam in 1999, opening its Vietnam Bear Rescue Center (VBRC), the first sanctuary devoted to bears in that country, in 2008.
Bear bile farming has been illegal in Vietnam since 2005 when every bear in captivity was micro-chipped. However, without facilities to hold the over 4,000 bears on farms at the time, those holding the bears were permitted to keep them, and the practice persisted.
However, in 2017, the government signed a landmark partnership agreement with Animals Asia to ensure that every farm is closed and the remaining approximately 800 bears are sent to sanctuaries by 2022.
Today, nearly 200 bears live peaceful lives at Animals Asia’s VBRC, while a further 190 are cared for by the nonprofit organization in China.
No-Name is in bad shape. She’s suffered in silence for many years. She will need extensive care and rehabilitation in the coming weeks and months.

To help, please donate to Animals Asia HERE #EndBearBileFarming
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Asiatic Black bears or Moon bears are more carnivorous than American black bears but not as much as Brown Bears. On rare occasions they will eat dead fish during the spawning season, though this constitutes a much lesser portion of their diet than in brown bears [Heptner, V. G. & Naumov, N. P. (1998). White-chested, black bear. Pages 713–733 in: Mammals of the Soviet Union Vol. II Part 1a, Sirenia and Carnivora (Sea cows; Wolves and Bears)]. In the 1970s, black bears were reported to kill and eat Hanuman langurs in Nepal [Gursky-Doyen, S., & Nekaris, K. A. I. (2007). Primate anti-predator strategies].

These Bears kill kill ungulates with some regularity, including domestic livestock [Brown, Gary (1993). The Great Bear Almanac].


Quote:Wild ungulate prey can include muntjacs, serow, takin, wild boar and adult water buffaloes (Domestic), which they kill by "breaking" their necks.
https://books.google.co.in/books?id=90Bg...nd&f=false

Neas, J. F. & R. S. Hoffmann (1987). "Burdocas taxicolor" (PDF). Mammalian Species. 277 (277): 1–7
Humphrey, S. R. and Bain, J. R. (1990). Asiatic black bear, Selenarctos thibetanus Cuvier 1823, Mammalia, Carnivora, Ursidae from Endangered Animals of Thailand
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Black bears make so funny noise when there is fight, aggressive situation :)




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Another incident from captivity, quite fast movements time to time and that voice Grin




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This was an interesting bear, sad in a way, but then again as far as I know, it survived years like this. Hopefully not too many like these in the woods in USA, otherwise that bigfoot nonsense never ends Grin




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An Asiatic black bear has been spotted in the DMZ (Demilitarised Zone) between North and South Korea: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-48214343

BBC: "Because the area is so cut-off, it has become a pristine nature reserve. According to South Korea's Ministry of Environment, there are over 5,097 animal and plant species in the zone.
The red-crowned crane and black-faced spoonbill are among the rare birds that can be found in the DMZ.
The red-crowned crane is one of the rarest in the world, and classified as endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. Its global population is estimated to number around 3,050.
Birds also migrate through the DMZ to Mongolia, China, Russia, the Philippines and Australia.
Other animals such as the Amur goral, Cinereous vulture and Eurasian lynx have been spotted in the area."

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