Nyan Htoo The Moon Bear

The following illustration below portrays Nyan Htoo, an Asiatic Black Bear or Moon Bear, who had just undergone the painful surgery of the removal of his three kilogram tongue last year.

Drawn by Sabrina Kyi Myat Noe Khin

Drawn by Sabrina Kyi Myat Noe Khin

He was rescued by a group of monks in Myanmar who halted his journey to China, where the bile from a bear’s gallbladder is used for traditional medicine.

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