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Sloth bear sanctuary opens in India

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BBC Online reports that India's first bear sanctuary, paid for by the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) and Wildlife SOS, is now open to take care of "dancing bears." The sloth bear is a threatened species. Even though the practice of capturing and training the sloth bears has been banned, about 100 cubs are taken illegally each year.

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Are these not the same Moon Bears used for gall bladder extractions? ICK!

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Nope. Moon bears are Ursus thibetanus,
Sloth bears are Melursus ursinus

Melissa "MelSkunk" Drake

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