Neat feet for New Year

Asiatic black bear Inca is now beautifully groomed for the New Year, thanks to a manicure from keepers and the DZG vet.

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The 100kg 34-year-old bear was sedated by zoo vet Peter Stewart, pictured above, so he could trim her claws using oversized nail clippers.

Ungulates Section Leader Jay Haywood, pictured below, said: “Because Inca is a very old bear she can’t wear her claws down naturally by climbing, digging and scratching.

“While she was sedated it gave us chance to give her a full check and I’m pleased to say she is in very good health for her age.”

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Asiatic bears are native to the Himalayan region, roaming the mountain range from Afghanistan through to China and Japan.

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  NEAT FEET: for Inca after having her claws trimmed by zoo vet, Peter Stewart.