Four bear cubs climb up a tree for safety as an alpha male approaches them. Fearing for her cub’s lives the mother bear urged them to scramble up the nearest tree trunk while she kept watch on the ground. The scene was captured by photographer Lauri Tammik in woods in north Finland. Picture: Lauri Tammik/Rex Features
Vets inspect an anaesthetised five-year-old female Asiatic black bear at the Mandai Zoological Garden in Singapore. Three bears arrived on February 7 and are currently undergoing quarantine with the hope of introducing them into a new exhibit at the Singapore Zoo after the quarantine ends on March 8. The bears are from Xiangjiang Safari Park in Guangzhou, southern China. Picture: ROSLAN RAHMAN/AFP/Getty Images
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