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PFA HARYANA motivated the said community to surrender their dancing bears but still they have dancing monkey's, now these people ask for their rehabilitation, residential plots with houses , educational school & medical facilities along with employments..

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Sunday February 10, 2008, 2:23 am
Kalenders:-The Bear Trappers…!

It was a December afternoon.People of the village were basking in the sun at an open public place.While some kids were flying kites,some indulged whole heartedly in a kind of coin game called-Gucchi.These are the only pastime entertainment of the village’s kids.

But there are other source of entertainment,too for themselves-A live show of Kalanders.Kalenders are known as sloth bear trappers.They used to trap bear cubs from jungle and trained them to dance on their tunes. But before all these training the young sloth bears have to pass through a very painful process of stringing.In this process a cotton or plastic string is pass thro’animal nosstril.Such nose-string works as a remote control to get the bear danced before the public.According to a survey conducted recently reveal the truth that there are at least 27-26 more such bears in captivity of kalenders in Bihar alone,of which six bears have been rescued so far.

The Indian Board Of Wildlife has listed brown and black bears as amongst endangered species but bear dances have not stopped and still being exhibited by kalenders in public to earn their livelihood.Recently five bear cubs were rescued from the clutches of Kalenders in Munger district of Bihar(India).

Thanks a lot,things seem changing for these wild animals.At Rajgir wild life sanctuary in Bihar,a research and rehabilitation center for sloth bear is coming up very soon.That sloth bear research and rehabilitation center would be located around 65-hectare area of the wild.Beside providing shelter to rescued bears from Kalanders,the center would also have facilities to enhance their subsequent adaptability to the jungle.

Meanwhile it has also been reported that a U.K. -based world society for protection of Animals,has come forward to extend financial and technical help in setting up such center with a state of the art laboratory.

Sloth bear research and rehabilitation center at Rajgir wildlife sanctuary has the capacity to rehabilitate 30 bears at a time and first of its kind in East Asia region.

Joycey B (750)
Sunday February 10, 2008, 6:40 am
Noted with thanks Naresh.
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