Nepal's last known 'dancing bears' are rescued

Environment Dec 25, 2017

Nepal's last known 'dancing bears' are rescued

Nepalese authorities have rescued the country's last known "dancing bears," officials said Sunday, ending the medieval tradition of abuse of the beasts for entertainment. The Himalayan nation banned performing bears back in 1973 but the illegal practice — a traditional occupation for some street performer ...

National May 28, 2015

Mie Prefecture apologizes over bear attack

Officials in Mie Prefecture have apologized to neighboring Shiga Prefecture after an elderly woman was attacked by a moon bear 6 km from where they released such an animal. The 88-year-old woman from Taga suffered severe injuries including a broken right cheekbone after being attacked ...