25 Apr '11, 3pm

Viral Video: Twin ‘Moon Bear’ Cubs Rescued

Viral Video: Twin ‘Moon Bear’ Cubs Rescued

What would you do if you found two orphaned bear cubs near your home? For a tea farmer in south China that hypothetical became a real decision. Tian Shougui was out picking tea leaves when he heard the sound of crying and went to investigate. “I heard their crying high up a hill, which made me very curious,” Tian told CCTV in a report . “I didn’t know what animals they were but still decided to bring them back to my home, just to save their lives.” In fact, the animals are Asiatic black bear cubs, sometimes called ‘moon bears’ due to a crescent shaped marking on their chests. The twin cubs, a boy weighing 7.05 pounds, and a girl, which weighs 6.83 pounds, are likely about three months old . It’s unclear as to exactly what has happened to their mother. The bears are protected by law, but often poached for their bile, which is used in Chinese medicine. Tian has been feeding ...

Full article: http://www.ecorazzi.com/2011/04/25/viral-video-twin-moon-...

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