Bear cub sent to forest for training prior to release

Taipei Times
Date: Dec 17, 2018
By: Lin Chia-nan  /  Staff reporter

A Formosan black bear cub found alone in Hualien County in July has been sent to a

Veterinarians at the Endemic Species Research Institute in Nantou County on Dec. 6 examine a Formosan black bear cub found in Hualien County’s Jhuosi Township.
Photo: CNA

forest area for skills training, bringing it a step closer to its release into its natural habitat next year, the Council of Agriculture’s Forestry Bureau said yesterday.

The cub was on July 10 found walking alone near Nanan Waterfall (南安瀑布) in Hualien County’s Jhuosi Township (卓溪) when it was about three or fourth months old, the bureau said.

As the cub’s mother did not show up and it was found to be undernourished, the bureau in August sent the cub to the council’s Endemic Species Research Institute in Nantou County.

On Dec. 6, institute veterinarians examined the cub and found that it was 112cm tall and 27.5kg, up from 102cm and 21.3kg on Oct. 23.    [FULL  STORY]

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