About the Asian Black Bear

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The Asian Black Bear or otherwise know as the moon, white chested bear. Once described by author/world traveler Rudyard Kipling as “the most bizarre of the ursine species” because of the frequency of their unprovoked attacks on humans despite primarily being herbivores; the tree-dwelling Asian Black Bear has also been called the moon bear and the white-chested bear. The Asian black bear can be found throughout the deciduous forests, deserts, mixed forests, and thorn-brush forests of southern Asia, Korea, northeastern China, Russia, and the Honshu and Shikoku islands of Japan; they're almost never found at elevations greater than 12,000 feet (3,700 m).

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