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27 March 2009 :: 14:03:47 pm 24350

Asian university students go to the woods for a bears picnic

Khun Tuk-Tik, a second year BEng student wrote about the visit and Khun Game (first year BEng) took the photos.
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On Wednesday 25th March, Asian University Community Service Committee and students went to the Wildlife Conservation Centre, Sattahip, Chonburi, to have a little visit there. At the Center there are various types of wild animals such as bears, crocodiles, monkeys and otters etc. The animals that are there are mainly animals that were bought and illegal pets, and been rescued by the officers. Asian University Community Service Committee are aware and have great concerns towards those captured wildlife, we would like to help them. We have brought lots of dry dog food which the people could use it to feed the bears; the food that the bears get is, rice cooked with dry dog food.

We went along with the staff on the feeding truck into the main big enclosure and fed them. The bears are very cute but in the other hand they also look scary, just like how bears should be. The center has 98 bears in total, include all ages from 2 months until 30 years old. The center also acts like a clinic which takes care of sick animals.

The trip makes me think that there are also other creatures that need our help to protect them and give them better life. Even though I can’t do much for them but it still feel good that I’m among one of those people who cares about others.

The Asiatic black bear can climb trees and can also walk on their hind legs; sadly it is this latter skill which has made them attractive to circus owners and others.

The black bears have a distinctive white collar and are omnivorous, feeding on both plants and animals. Their diet varies with availability and location and includes buds, fruits and nuts, berries, small animals and birds, carrion, insects and honey.

Asiatic black bears grow to 1 – 2 metres long. The males weigh up to 200kg, while females range grow up to 125 kg.

Reporter : PDN staff   Photo : Internet   Category : Tourism News

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