A Bear Can Be Confused With A Dog, Apparently A man in China found a puppy, which he brought home as a pet. But the puppy wasn't a dog, it was an Asian black bear, he only discovered when it grew. The bear got turned over to animal welfare.
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A Bear Can Be Confused With A Dog, Apparently

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A Bear Can Be Confused With A Dog, Apparently

A Bear Can Be Confused With A Dog, Apparently

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A man in China found a puppy, which he brought home as a pet. But the puppy wasn't a dog, it was an Asian black bear, he only discovered when it grew. The bear got turned over to animal welfare.

RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Rachel Martin. A man in China's Yunnan Province was collecting wild mushrooms in the mountains near his home in 2015 when he found a little puppy, which he brought home as a pet. The little guy grew and grew, and only then did the man realize that puppy was a bear - an Asian black bear, which is a protected species in China. A neighbor recently tipped off authorities, and the bear has been turned over to animal welfare. The man wasn't fined because the puppy turned 176-pound bear was in good health. It's MORNING EDITION.

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