Real-life Paddington Bear cub rescued in Peru after mother killed
admin • December 13, 2018 • 2920
Rescued bear cub | REUTERS
An orphaned spectacled bear was rescued in Peru, after locals reportedly killed his mother and left the 8-month old cub tied to a tree, officials reported.
According to Peru’s environment body SERFOR, the cub was rescued in the rural area of Huancayo. It is believed that his mother was killed after posing a threat to nearby cattle farms. The cub was spared but left tied to a tree and abandoned.
The cub is now receiving round-the clock care. Weighing only six kilos (13 pounds), it was found with signs of anemia, suffering from dehydration and with injuries to its paws.
The spectacled bear is the only bear native to South America.
The World Wildlife Fund says as few as 6,000 spectacled bears may live in the Northern Andes, and that hundreds are hunted down each year in the region. — Reuters
A group of locals jumped into the surf in Lambayeque, Peru, on Tuesday (August 13) to make a valiant effort to save a beached whale.
The locals pushed on the whale’s sides and its massive tail as they attempted to assist it back to deeper water.
Local media reported that the whale measured some 10 meters (33 feet) and weighed approximately 6.5 tons.
While local media did not report the species of whale on Tuesday, two humpback whales have washed up on Peruvian beaches in the past 15 days.
Humpback whales, once prized by hunters for their blubber, can weigh up to 40 tons and span 60 feet (18 meters) in length. Humpbacks are best known for periodically jumping out of the water, or breaching, behaviour that has attracted throngs of people who take to the seas to engage in whale-watching. – REUTERS
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