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GUILIN, CHINA OCTOBER 13: Handlers wait with Black Bears dressed up in skirts start performing during a bear and tiger show at Xiongsen Bear & Tiger Mountain village Theme Park on October 13, 2008 in Guilin, China. The park has over 1500 tigers and they do research but their main business is producing tiger bone vine and selling tiger parts for traditional medicine, a practice forbidden by the government and condemned by international governments. Visitors can see different shows such as tigers that are fed live animals such as pigs and bulls. Tigers and Bears are used in different shows where bears ride on bicycles, rides horses and tigers. Chinese people love theme parks and new ones are opening constantly. It's estimated that there's about 2400 theme parks in the country. (Photo by Per-Anders Pettersson)..