影 / 南安小熊野放後行蹤首曝光 | Rescued Formosan black bear cub spotted first time after release

【看英文中國郵報學英文】南安小熊自四月份被野放後,外界仍舊非常關心小熊是否過的安好,台灣黑熊保育協會在11月9日的記者會上公開小熊野放後首次被拍到的畫面,影片中小熊從鏡頭前奔跑而過,體態結實毛色亮麗,十分健康,顯示小熊對野外生活適應相當良好。

A young Formosan black bear released into the wild in April has adapted to its new environment well, according to a video published by an animal group on Nov. 9.

畫面是自動照相機在8月30日捕捉到的,也是小熊在野放後第一次被拍到。

Speaking at a press conference on Saturday, a spokesperson of the Taiwan Black Bear Conservation Association (TBBCA, 台灣黑熊保育協會) said their camera spotted the bear cub on Aug. 30, the first time since it was reintroduced into the wild.

同一地點的畫面中也捕捉到其他野生動物如水鹿、山羌等,也拍到了南安小熊以外的其他台灣黑熊,顯示這裡生態豐富,非常適合小熊生存。

TBBCA added that the video featured plenty of other wild animals, such as sambar deer and Formosan Reeve’s muntjac as well as a few other black bears in the same area, meaning that the area is very suitable for the bear cub to live in.

去年七月在花蓮南安瀑布附近的步道發現一隻與母熊走散的小熊,當時瘦弱的小熊只有三到四個月大,五公斤重。

The cub was separated from its mother on a path near the Nan’an Waterfall (南安瀑布) in Hualien County in July 2018. According to TBBCA, it was only nearly 4 months old and weighed 5 kilograms.

在等待母熊回來無果後,救難人員決定將小熊帶回,經九個月相關單位的照顧與訓練後,今年四月,已經長成43公斤的小熊被帶到花蓮的野放點,南安小熊終於回家了。

After the cub was rescued, workers decided to give it necessary care until it is fully recovered and prepared to be reintroduced into the wild. Almost nine months after being rescued, the 43-kg bear was brought to the release point in Hualien for reintroduction.

這是台灣第一次執行「幼熊野放」的任務。

This is the first time Taiwan conducted such work to reintroduce a black bear back to the forests.