Distribution: The Asiatic black bear occurs in southern and eastern Asia.
Habitat: It is found in forest and brush cover.
Physical feature: The salient features include large tufted ears, short tanned muzzle, black claws and a large characteristic white crescent marking on the chest. The coat colour is typical jet black, though brown and reddish brown individuals are also seen. The body weight ranges from 42 to 120 kg.
Reproduction: Females are sexually receptive at about two years of age and the male attains sexual maturity a couple of years later. They breed in the late autumn. The gestation period is about 210- 240 days. The litter size is usually one or two young. The birth weight varies from 350-400g. The mother with its cubs comes out from the den in the month of May. The young remain with the mother for about two years.