Asiatic Black Bears, Returned to Nature: Episode 2 - Asiatic Black Bears' Maternal Affection| 46mins
Director: Youngseuk You | Producer: Yonghwan Shin
Focus Years: 2010 | Country: Korea, Republic of
Only fifty years ago, there were around one hundred Asiatic black bears living in Korea. Now, through the destruction of the natural habitats and thoughtless trespassing of their living environment, there are now only five remaining Asiatic black bears, making them one of the endangered species. This allowed the initiation of the joint project of the Environmental Department of the Korean Government and SBS to come together in 2001 to start the Restoration Project of Asiatic Black Bear. The SBS has been filming the "Asiatic Black Bear: Returned to Nature" as part of the restoration project process every year for the past nine years. In Episode 2, the Asiatic black bears now have cubs! This is the touching maternal affection of Asiatic black bears that have successfully given birth in the wilderness. A ten-year record of Mt. Jiri becoming a place where human and Asiatic black bears can live in coexistence, where there are conditions for the successful restoration and a hopeful message from nature.