Sun bear attacks couple in Indonesia, killing one

The sun bear population is in decline in Indonesia because of rapid deforestation, which has led to habitat loss. - AFP

Pekanbaru (Indonesia) (AFP) - A sun bear mauled a couple in a rare attack in Indonesia, killing the wife and seriously injuring the husband, officials said Wednesday.

The couple were walking through their rubber plantation in Riau province on Tuesday when the animal lunged at the woman, provincial police spokesman Guntur Aryo told AFP.

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