A Chinese family has been forced to give up their pet dog after realizing they had actually brought a black bear.
The Independent reported An Chinese family brought a Black Bear instead of a Tibetan Mastiff Puppy on Holiday in 2018.
In reality, they brought home an endangered Asiatic Black Bear Cub.
Su Adams told the Independent alarm bells started going off in my head I got very scared and we did not wont to alarm the kids as little White was standing on his hind legs and every day he was beginning to look like a bear more and more he was eating boxes of fruit and gallons of porridge. Before you know it he was 3 feet 220 pounds’
I spoke to my friend Peter after seeing Little White he told me straight away its illegal to have them as pets contact the Authority and get him out of the house for the safety of the kids.
I had grown so fond of him I knew I had to do the right thing for him. When they came to pick him up they said that he looked Healthy he was sedated and transported to the Wildlife Rescue Centre he will stay there until they find somewhere suitable to send him. I have explained to the kids and know in search of another Dog for them.
The Independent has reported other related Stories a Farmer in China thought he found a Mastiff in the forest in 2017 but to his dismay, he realized it was a Black Bear he put him in a large cage and had him on show. The local Authorities were informed and he was removed. Man killed while taking a selfie with injured Bear. Lady survives a savage Bear Attack in Colorado. The Bears are a protected species. They are referred to as vulnerable by the Chinese UCN. They are hunted for mainly for their bile gall bladders and body parts used for Asian
Medicines. They have approximately 70 Farms holding about 17,000 Bears specializing in Harvesting the bile taken from the Black Bear this was made illegal by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wildlife Fauna and Flora