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Asiatic Black Bear (Oceania)

Scientific Name: Selenarctos thibetanus

Subspecies: 7 subspecies are described, one of which occur in this region: Burma Black Bear (Selenarctos th. thibetanus).

Distribution: Assam, Myanmar, Thailand, Kampuchia, Laos, Vietnam and Malaysia.

Habitat: Shrubby areas and broadleaf forests, up to the tree-line at 3.500 m outside the confines of the Indopacific region.

Description: Medium sized bear weighing up to 150 kg and measuring up to 70 cm over the shoulder. It reaches a total body length of 2 meters without tail (10 cm). General colour black.

Hunting method: Stalking, from a hide.

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