Wed, October 27, 2021

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Bear with failing eyesight rescued from Sa Kaew village


A large Asiatic black bear strayed into a village in Sa Kaew’s Wang Sombun district on Saturday morning but was soon rescued by wildlife officials and taken to a breeding station.

Officials from the Khao Ang Rue Nai Wildlife Sanctuary, along with a veterinarian team from Chonburi’s Bang Lamung Wildlife Breeding Station showed up at the Phraichit village as soon as they learned about the bear.

The team then shot a tranquiliser dart at the animal before capturing it. The bear, a 120-kilogram female, was found to be about 15 years old and appeared to suffer from eyesight problems.

Bear with failing eyesight rescued from Sa Kaew village

Later in the day, the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation announced on Facebook that veterinarians had decided to keep the bear at the breeding station. They believe the bear’s failing eyesight will make it tough for it to survive in the wild.

Published : September 20, 2021