Animal News: Orphaned "Moon Bear" Cubs "Mothered" by Scientists
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© 2010 National Geographic; video: Sergey Pizyuk
Orphaned "Moon Bear" Cubs "Mothered" by Scientists
May 25, 2010—After being orphaned, Asiatic black bear, or moon bear, cubs are getting protection from scientists in Russia. Listed as vulnerable by the International Union for Conservation of Nature, the moon bear is threatened by habitat destruction and by hunters fueling a trade in body parts.