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Last Updated: Tuesday May 01 2007 15:40 GMT

Zoo adopts abandoned bear cubs

Monica the bear

Three sloth bear cubs have been adopted by zoo keepers in central India after they were found abandoned in forests.

Monica, Kareena and Karishma were found separated from their mothers in two different forests in the region when they were just a few days old.

Now they're a couple of months older and doing really well after being given round-the-clock care by zoo keepers at Kanan Pendari Zoo in Bilaspur.

Sloth bears are normally found in India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.

When they're a bit older, Kareena and Karishma will be moved to Junagarh Zoo in western Gujarat.

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