Fat Bear Lies On Its Back Feasting On Treats As Zoo Visitors Drop Food Right Into Its Open Mouth

Chubby bear has become an online sensation for lazily lying on its back in its enclosure waiting for zoogoers to drop food in its mouth.

Hilarious footage shows the moon bear with its legs crossed leisurely, lying flat on its back at its home in Panzhihua Park, located in Sichuan Province, in south-western China.

Visitors dropped various nuts and treats directly into the plump bear’s mouth and it happily accepted them.

At times, it even appeared to be dozing off after overeating.

The bear has described by zoo staff as a “sweet darling” who knows manners and greets tourists.

While it is always well taken care of and properly fed by its keepers, zoo staff said it does not shy away from visitors’ offerings either.

The sight amused thousands of netizens on Douyin, the Chinese TikTok, where the images of the bear getting the royal treatment were shared.

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A user named ‘bright’ said: “I watched the live broadcast for half an hour this morning and it laid so long without moving that I thought it was a picture.”

And ‘Xin Xin Xin Xin’ wrote: “Sigh, although it really is as fat as a pig, in Panzhihua, even children can afford the CNY 2 (GBP 0.2) entry feet, while at Beijing Zoo, with tickets costing over CNY 100 (GBP 11), the tigers are so thin they’re like tiger skins.”

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The Asian black bear (Ursus thibetanus), also known as the moon bear due to its distinctive white crescent-shaped marking on its chest, is a medium-sized bear species native to Asia.

It has a sleek black coat, rounded ears, and a stocky build. These bears inhabit forested areas and mountainous regions across Asia. From the Himalayas to eastern Russia and down into Southeast Asia.

A fat black bear lies down at Panzhihua Zoo. In Sichuan, China, undated. It is fed by tourists. (AsiaWire)

They are omnivorous, feeding on a variety of plant matter, fruits, insects, small mammals, and occasionally carrion.

The moon bear is currently listed as ‘Vulnerable’ on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species due to habitat loss. Illegal hunting for body parts used in traditional medicine, and human-wildlife conflict.


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