Brown bear in courtship spotted in NW China

Recently, staff of the forestry department of Tianshan Mountain near Urumqi City of northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region found some interesting footage of a brown bear on infrared cameras that are located in the forest.

The bear was seen rubbing itself on the edge of rocks. According a local wildlife volunteer, it was in a courtship period and was trying to mark its territory, which, in the society of brown bears, plays a role akin to a dating advertisement. 

The volunteer said there are at least four bears living near the outskirts of Urumqi City.

The brown bear is under second-class state protection in China. 

(Cover image via VCG)

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