Zoo Keepers Are Hand-Rearing A Tiny Sloth Bear Cub

On December 29, Khali, one of the National Zoo’s resident sloth bears, gave birth to three adorable cubs. Zoo caretakers rejoiced.   Within minutes, though, excitement turned to disappointment. Khali consumed one of her cubs.   “In the wild, when these bears consume their cubs, it’s normally because there’s something wrong,” says Mindy Babitz, one of the keepers and a sloth bear expert. “It takes a lot for a mom to raise cubs, and if the cubs or mom are sick or otherwise compromised, it’s just not worth expending that energy. You need to keep it and put it towards the next litter of cubs you might raise.”…MORE


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2 Responses to Zoo Keepers Are Hand-Rearing A Tiny Sloth Bear Cub

  1. sarasinart says:

    Aww, such a good article! You post the best stuff Gregg!


  2. I wanna get one for my HuskyDor puppies to play with


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