A caged bear during a rescue operation from a facility where bear bile is extracted in Thai Nguyen province. Photo: AFP

Vietnam’s caged bears are dying out as price of bile plummets – because consumers now prefer the ‘wild’ alternative

Bear paws are popularly used as a delicacy in soup or liquor, while bones are used for cooking and teeth and claws for decoration or jewellery

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A caged bear during a rescue operation from a facility where bear bile is extracted in Thai Nguyen province. Photo: AFP
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