The resident of the Chinese province of Yunnan seized a black bear that he had found a cub and raised, mistaken for a puppy. This publication reports the South China Morning Post.
In April 2015 a man was looking for mushrooms in the mountains near his home and met the animal, which, according to him, resembled a dog. He decided that it was a puppy, brought it home and began to care for him like a dog. Mushroom realized his mistake only after his pet has grown. The animal was Himalayan bear. Standing on hind legs, it took the owner to the shoulder, and its weight in three years reached 80 pounds.
Authorities learned about the animal when its owner is told about the confusion on the Internet. When testing revealed that he had no official permission for the contents Himalayan bears in captivity. In China, this is fined in the amount of three thousand yuan (27 thousand).
Because the man was good with animals and cooperated with the investigation, he was released from a penalty. The police brought the bear to the local Department for the protection of animals, which sent him to the animal shelter.
Asiatic black bears are common in Asia, from Iran through Afghanistan, Pakistan and the Himalayas to Korea and Japan. Males grow to 150-170 centimeters in length and weigh 120-140 pounds. The animals reach sexual maturity in their third year of life. In China, Korea, Laos, Vietnam, Myanmar and Himalayan bears are bred on farms for the bile.
In January it was reported that the American family has grown on their ranch in Florida 14 bears. A predators of the backyard where there is a pond, several swimming pools, lawns and trees in the backyard. The weight of the largest individuals up to 450 pounds.
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