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Nepal's last known dancing bears rescued: officials
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Nepali authorities have rescued the country's last known "dancing bears", officials said Sunday, in a major step towards ending the medieval tradition of abuse of the beasts for entertainment. Police and animal charities said they spent more than a year hunting the captors of the two sloth bears before they were traced to the Rautahat district near the border with India on Tuesday. "We received information that they were in our area and managed to rescue the bears," district police chief Yagya Binod Pokharel told AFP. read more


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