Supplementary fodder placed for Gobi bear-Mazaalai

2021-05-20 14:56:56

Bayankhongor /MONTSAME/. Bayankhongor aimag’s Photographers’ Association, in partnership with a branch of Bank of Mongolia in the aimag, organized an activity to leave supplementary fodder for the Gobi bear- Mazaalai.

Mazaalai, one of critically endangered species in the world, is found only in the Mongolian Gobi. There are only over 20 Mazaalai bears now living in the harsh and arid conditions of the Mongolian Gobi.  Mazaalai bears inhabit in the Segs Tsagaan Bogd Mountain and its surrounding oasis. Specialists stress an importance of organizing proactive measures to improve the living environment and provide supplementary feeding in order to protect and increase the Mazaalai population. With a view of this, the Association organized the activity to leave fodder at over 10 points where the Mazaalai bears visit the most often after waking from hibernation.