These distressing images were captured at Bandung Zoo on Java Island in Indonesia showing horrendously skinny Malay bears.

Obviously, these animals have not been fed, and when they see visitors they turn to them and begg them to give them food!

People are seen throwing treats over to feed the poor hungry animals.

When these images were made public, a petition was started to force the mayor of this city to close the zoo and at the same time release the bears.

A wildlife trade monitoring group visited the zoo and what they saw there was rare.

There was no grass or trees in the pens and a bear had even eaten his own feces because he was so hungry.

When the group tried to reach the zoo officers to see the animal more closely, they said he was taking medication that he could not be seen.

Be sure to share these images and raise awareness of the help they need.