Rare black bear spotted in demilitarized zone between North and South Korea

(CNN)An endangered Asiatic black bear has been caught on camera in the demilitarized zone (DMZ) that divides North and South Korea. The bear snapped in the picture appears to between eight and nine months old, and weighs between 25 and 35 kilograms (55 to 77 pounds). Because it’s a young bear, authorities said it was likely there were at least three bears in the area, including its parents. Since 2014, 92 unmanned cameras have been installed in the area which snap photos when they sense movement from a warm blooded animal. South Korea’s Ministry of Environment designated the Asiatic Black bear as an endangered animal in 1998 and has been making efforts to increase population levels. In the press release …