After This Bear Had Spent 17 Years In A Cage, A Group Of Tourists Looked Into Its Awful Treatment

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Kai the bear had spent practically all of his 17 years on Earth confined to a tiny cage inside a museum. However, when a group of tourists noticed his plight, they embarked on a mission to set him and three other bears free.

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Ussuri brown bears are very rare. The large predators can be found in the Korean Peninsula, some of Russia’s easternmost islands, the north-east of China and Northern Japan. However, the animals are considered endangered in most of these areas.

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Threats facing the Ussuri brown bear include illegal hunting, capture, loss of habitat and poaching. As a result, the animals have become extinct in some parts of Asia – including in South Korea. And to make matters worse, the species’ future in Japan looks far from certain.

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