Man charged for transporting moon bears
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A native of Nghe An central province has been charged with transporting moon bears in violation of regulations on protecting endangered wild animals, a local police source said on Sunday.
A moon bear becomes unconscious after being given an anesthetic into its sole to prepare for sucking out its bile Photo: Tuoi Tre
Previously, on June 29, police in Tam Dinh commune in Tuong Duong district caught Nguyen Van Chung, 25, transporting three moon bears (Ursus thibetanus) on a motorcycle.
The moon bears are listed in Vietnam’s Red Book of rare and threatened species.
The three mammals, one of which had lost a leg, are being well cared for at Nghe An-based Pu Mat National Park before being released back to the wild.