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Sloth bear cubs: can a Singapore zoo secure their survival?

A Singapore zoo is trying to secure the survival of two baby sloth bears
A Singapore zoo is trying to secure the survival of two baby sloth bears Copyright Reuters
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By Emily Van Bel
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A Singapore zoo is attempting to secure the survival of two baby sloth bear cubs, listed as a 'vulnerable' species. The twins are being taken care of away from their mother, as sloth bears have a history of abandoning or killing their cubs.

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A Singapore zoo is attempting to secure the survival of two baby sloth bear cubs, having to separate them from their mother.

Sloth bears are listed as a 'vulnerable' species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature, as they have a history of abandoning or killing their cubs, according to a vet on the team who was interviewed by local media.

The twins, born in mid-September, are being cared for by zoo staff and are being fed formula milk. In an effort to bring them maternal comfort, they were also given a soft stuffed bear to cuddle in their incubator.

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