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Moon bears are the Asiatic black bears which are called so because of the 'crescent moon' found on their chest. Their weights vary from one hundred and ten pounds to four hundred and fifty pounds. They inhibit in the high altitude forests ranging from Pakistan to Japan. These bears are about four to six feet tall and owing to their strong claws they can climb trees easily and can swim as well. They make dens in caves and can sleep in trees also. Being caged for extracting their bile juice regularly for Chinese medicines the population of these bears has come down to mere sixteen thousand. Customers usually visit the farms to select the bear for themselves for slaughter. It is for this reason that one gall bladder of this bear is sold for as much as twenty thousand dollars in Korea. China Russia and North Korea have the biggest farming of moon bears. These bears have a vocabulary of their own as they frequently make clucking sounds while playing and huffing sounds for warning.

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gavin
it is horrible what they are doing to the moon bears
gavin at 10:16PM, Oct 8th 2014.
Carolyn
Hi, I'm recently saw a documentary on the Moon Bear. I love the picture you've got of the Moon Bear standing up. Is it possible to have it sent to me in higher resolution? Thanks.
Carolyn at 05:22AM, Aug 13th 2013.
moon bear
Thats horrible cant believe that their doing this to the moon bears.
moon bear at 09:07PM, Nov 2nd 2012.
riley
sooooo sad :(
riley at 08:50PM, Oct 11th 2012.
Albert Head
This sick peasant freaks with their stupid superstitions are the cause of monmental suffering for countless animals. It's not just in Asia, either. The market for bear gall baldders is so huge that poaching bears in the US and Canada is on the rise. These are the same sick freaks who think drinking snake blood is good for you. FUCKING SAVAGES!
Albert Head at 02:54AM, Jan 23rd 2012.
inyoung
Wow! ThankYou for some good facts~! It helped me a lot^^
inyoung at 06:53AM, Jan 11th 2012.
moonbearlover
if you look at more detailed videos of the biles in china...... it is way more sad then this. BELIEVE IT OR NOT!!!!!!!
moonbearlover at 10:13AM, Nov 10th 2011.
ZINsomniac
Wow!!! Oblivious... Is it just me that is bothered by the farming of these bears... So SAD!!!
ZINsomniac at 10:50PM, Aug 18th 2011.
dawn thompson
moon bears are gorgeouse animal,its so cruel what these people do to them maybe we should lock them in tiny cages and beat them see how they would like it.
It makes me so angry save these lovely animals
dawn thompson at 05:19PM, Aug 14th 2011.
too cool lol
Did u know moon bears were named moon bears because they have a crescent moon shape on their chest, cool X3
lol
too cool lol at 03:54PM, Jan 26th 2011.
black cat
personally only the first one was a fact the other two were more like statements or opinions, so there wasn't much point putting they are cute but I must agree they are cute!

Bear fact: Moon bears usually weigh up to 140-200 kg and usually grow up to 4-6 feet tall.
black cat at 03:49PM, Jan 26th 2011.
deviruichi
deviruichi wrote: #
they're cut ^w^


i mean "cute" XD

deviruichi at 04:47AM, Aug 10th 2010.
deviruichi
they're cut ^w^
deviruichi at 04:47AM, Aug 10th 2010.
Baric
Black bears use sounds to express a range of emotions. When they are relaxed they make a variety of grunting sounds and when frightened, they make a loud blowing noise.
Baric at 11:14AM, Jun 6th 2010.

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