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The Swan Song of India's Dancing Bears

Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, bears, India )

- 2022 days ago -
As the stars of their cruel little roadshows, sloth bears danced to the piercing sounds of the damru for hundreds of years.


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Peta Clarke (30)
Tuesday December 3, 2013, 4:33 pm
Noted thank you Cher. Good story having been following Wildlife SOS for a while and between the Government and these people there has been a really good results. They are working on bait bears now.

Elizabeth M (65)
Tuesday December 3, 2013, 5:28 pm
Noted, Thak You for sharing this story of the dancing bears.WSOS set out to save bears. Fourteen years later, they have liberated a community. They broke a vicious cycle by educating children and making Qalandar women breadwinners. They instilled pride in the men.

desanka s (416)
Tuesday December 3, 2013, 6:14 pm
This is such a great story! Thank you Cher.

VIDEO: Kartick Satyanarayan: How we rescued the "dancing bears"


stacey wallace (9)
Wednesday December 4, 2013, 4:06 am
Noted Ty so much for the story x

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Wednesday December 4, 2013, 4:36 am
Great sharing thank you so much Cher

Ruth C (87)
Wednesday December 4, 2013, 11:45 am
Terrific, thank you for sharing.

Connie O (45)
Wednesday December 4, 2013, 12:19 pm
This is a wonderful story. I am glad to see they have taught the former handlers other trades, so that they no longer need the bears to earn a living. Hopefully this is the end of "dancing bears."

John Y (67)
Wednesday December 4, 2013, 2:03 pm
Thanks for sharing

Sara P (52)
Thursday December 5, 2013, 6:20 am
Thanks a lot for sharing this story Cher.
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