Ursus thibetanus 3 (Wroclaw zoo)

The Asiatic black, Moon, or White-crested bear (Ursus thibetanus, formerly Selenarctos thibetanus) has a similar appearance to its better-known American relative (the American black bearUrsus americanus) with a stocky body, round head and large ears. The black coat is shaggy and there is a ruff of longer hairs around the neck. There is a crescent-shaped yellow/cream marking on the chest, which has led to this bear being called the 'moon bear' in some areas. The muzzle is also pale in colour.




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