In collaboration with the Korean Association of Zoos and Aquariums, the zoo at Uchi Park in Gwangju launched a special campaign for Asiatic black bears on Oct. 3. Knowing that Koreans are familiar with these bears thanks to the myth of Dangun, the campaign advocated for animal welfare and better awareness of animal protection. The campaign also featured a special program to help these bears act naturally, as if they were in the wild. Through this program, people learned that poor animal welfare has a lot to do with animals showing stereotyped behaviors, which are mental symptoms showing unintended behaviors repeatedly.
Yejin Hwang Staff Reporter
1. Why are Koreans familiar with Asiatic black bears?
2. What is the campaign's special program?
3. What are stereotyped behaviors?
1. What do you think of this campaign?
2. What do you know about these bears?
3. What is the myth of Dangun?
4. Why do you think some animals show stereotyped behaviors?