Very little is known about this shy and intriguing bear. Individuals forage in the dusty desert for the leaves and roots of plants such as wild rhubarb Gobi bear range
Found only in the Gobi Desert of Mongolia Gobi bear habitat
Found in hilly and rocky desert areas, often near to water sources such as ponds and springs Gobi bear status
Listed as Very Rare in the Red Book of Mongolia Gobi bear threats
This relict population is believed to have become rare and isolated due to changing climatic conditions in the area Gobi bear conservation
Mongolian scientists are undertaking research into the behaviour of this poorly understood bear in the hope that this may hold the key to its survival Authentication
This information is awaiting authentication by a species expert, and will be mammals
- A different race of a species, which is geographically separated from other populations of that species.