THE MOON BEAR – 360° GEO REPORTAGE

Documentaries Nature
Therese Engels
Germany 2016, 52 min, German

Because of the bright fur-sickle in the middle of the chest the endangered collar bear is also called moon bear. The bile of these bears is a popular remedy in traditional Asian medicine. For example, many bears were caught in Vietnam and crammed into narrow cages for years, where the body juice was taken from them. Now these so-called bear farms are to be closed.