The Jackson Zoo announced on Dec. 18, 2017, that a new animal had recently arrived: Meeko the moon bear. Meeko, who is 2 years old, came to the zoo in late November from the Metro Richmond Zoo in Moseley, Va. Moon bears are omnivorous, meaning they eat both plants and meat. Their diets often include leaves, fruits, nuts, seeds, berries and honey from beehives, along with termites, crickets, rodents, lizards, birds and other small animals. The species can live up to 30 years in protected habitats such as zoos and wildlife refuges, a press release from the Jackson Zoo says. The animals primarily live in Afghanistan, Pakistan and parts of southeastern Asia, occupying different types of densely forested areas, including mountain ranges, bush flats...
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Meeko the Moon Bear