Asiatic black bear

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Noun1.Asiatic black bear - bear with a black coat living in central and eastern AsiaAsiatic black bear - bear with a black coat living in central and eastern Asia
bear - massive plantigrade carnivorous or omnivorous mammals with long shaggy coats and strong claws
genus Selenarctos, Selenarctos - Asiatic black bears; in some classifications not a separate genus from Ursus
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The charity rescues and rehabilitates Asiatic black bears from horrendous bile farms in China and Vietnam.
The Bear Sign Survey course is being led by international experts Gabriella Fredriksson, who has spent years tracking and rehabilitating bears in the forests of Borneo, and Robert Steinmetz from WWF Thailand, who has recently discovered a method for distinguishing between Malayan sun bears and Asiatic black bears by measuring the claw marks they leave on trees.
In China, wild Asiatic black bears (Ursus thibetanus) are protected as endangered.
The go-ahead to save 130 caged bears was given in April and involves Asiatic black bears, known as moon bears because of the golden crescent on their chest.
Other large predators are dholes, wolves, and Asiatic black bears.
Asiatic black bears, long hunted throughout the continent from Pakistan to Eastern Russia, now subjected to inhumane exploitation for their bile -- used in traditional medicines -- can also be found within the DMZ.
Hunting of the Asiatic black bears now is allowed only from 1 August to 30 November.
A senior environmental expert, who visited Jiroft to study the bear told the Mehr News Agency that about 300 Asiatic black bears are in Pakistan's Baluchestan region but said there are no official statistics available about corresponding numbers in Iran.
Asiatic black bears Inca, aged 27, and Gretel, 28, should be snuggled up and still in the middle of their winter hibernation.
The horrific human strife has helped one population--endangered Asiatic black bears, whose numbers are increasing as the warfare keeps away poachers.
Mark Neale, 33, will be pushing himself to the limit by running the marathon to raise money for Asiatic black bears.