Workers record themselves beating rare bear after mistaking it for an alien (video)By Mason White 4:42 PM February 5, 2015
|Rare sun bear spotted in Malaysia|
By: Tanya Malhotra
(Scroll down for video) A group of workers at a plant in Malaysia, beat a rare bear after mistaking it for an alien that fell into Earth from outer space, according to a video uploaded to the Internet.
The poor creature was discovered in the jungles by personnel of a palm oil plantation.
Only after beating it with a stick for several minutes, did the workers realize that it was actually a rare sun bear. The workers also recorded the bear as it was creeping further into the jungle after he had regained consciousness.
33-year-old Herman Tutu said that they were completely surprised by the fact that the animal was a sun bear as they had never seen it in the past.
It had very odd shaped claws, and when they saw it approaching, they hit it with a stick several times, until he fainted.
Sun bears are an endangered species due to deforestation. An environmental group condemned the attack. They said that the bear was malnourished after not eating for several weeks.
The video of the sun bear was uploaded to YouTube, where it has since gone viral.