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Last Updated: Thursday November 08 2007 15:53 GMT

Rescued rare bear needs new home

Shaggy the bear cub

A rare bear was rescued from being sold in a market - and now he's looking for a new home.

Known as Shaggy, the cutie is an Andean bear, which is an endangered species. He was found in La Paz, the capital of South American country Bolivia.

A teenage boy was trying to sell him for about 100 and the bear was in a poorly state.

An animal charity took him in and Shaggy is really well now, enjoying vanilla yoghurt and corn on the cob.

But the local zoo is full up so his carers are on the lookout for a new home for him.

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