Asian Black Bears are huge, bulky animals. The creatures inhabit the forests of Asia from Iran to northern India, up to China, Japan and Russia and down to South East Asia. The creature looks similar to the North American black bear but the distinctive white mark on its chest can distinguish the two species. It is omnivorous, meaning it will eat almost anything, from roots and berries to insects and other mammals such as deer. The creature's bile is often sold on the Chinese medicine trade. Although the bear is diurnal, it also hunts at night. The creature's nickname is the moon bear, because the mark on its chest is pale white.

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