Funding for this research was provided by:
the Open Subject of Key Laboratory of Parasite and Vector Biology, MOPH (WSBKFKT-201802)
the Fundamental Research Funds for the West Light Talents Training Programme of 2018 (2018)
Received: 5 July 2019
Accepted: 19 February 2020
First Online: 10 March 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: This study was performed in accordance with the Law of the People’s Republic of China on the Protection of Wildlife of 1989. The research protocol was reviewed and approved by the Research Ethics Committee of Northeast Forestry University. Prior to the collection of fecal specimens, permission was obtained from zoo-keeper and bear farm managers for animal involvement. No animals were injured during the study protocols.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.