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Updated: 02/22/2013 03:54 | By Channel NewsAsia

Night Safari receives three Asiatic bears from China

Night Safari receives three Asiatic bears from China


Night Safari receives three Asiatic bears from China

SINGAPORE: The Night Safari has welcomed three furry additions to their family.

These Asiatic bears, or Moon Bears, arrived from Guangzhou’s Xiangjiang Safari Park, China, earlier this month.

The animals are currently in quarantine and underwent a vet check on Thursday.

The two females, aged five and two—year—old, and a six—year—old male are part of an animal exchange programme.

The Night Safari hopes to breed them once they have settled into their new home.

Wildlife Reserves Singapore says their daily diet includes a hard boiled egg, four carrots, one kilogramme of sweet potato and half—a—loaf of bread.

The bears are likely to move into their exhibit on 8 March.

Separately, Wildlife Reserves Singapore also received a pair of white lions and two pairs of giant flying squirrels from Xiangjiang Safari Park in exchange for three Javan langurs and two pairs of king penguins.

— CNA/de

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