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Tenacious moon bear's persistence pays off in viral video

By Ben Hooper

CHENGDU, China, June 15 (UPI) -- A bear sanctuary in China shared video of a rescued moon bear showing off his persistent streak by reaching for the leaves just beyond his arm span.

Animals Asia shared a YouTube video of the Asian black bear, Dick, trying in vain to reach the leaves with his arms at the China Bear Rescue Center in Chengdu for a time before successfully reaching up with his face to grab a mouthful from the branch.

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"So a leaf that looks so good, that's tantalizingly just out of reach, is no real obstacle," the rescue group said on its website. "You can smell it. You can even taste it. Like being rescued. Like sanctuary life -- it can and will be yours."

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