years ago this April, Jill Robinson first walked onto a bear bile farm. On that day in April 1993, Jill could have walked away, but she chose to act and do what she could. Today, you also have a choice. If everyone reading this donated just US$20, it would pay for the care of over 150 bears at our China sanctuary for a full year. Please help us celebrate 20 years of progress. Donate US$20 today (or whatever you can afford).
4 January 2012: The new Cub House has finally opened at our Moon Bear Rescue Centre in Vietnam and its first tenants have already moved in! Bear pairs Sa and Dung and Wayne and Peter Robert Baynes recently got acquainted in person and set out to explore the great outdoors for the first time in their young lives!
Both pairs of cubs were rescued from smugglers, transporting them to the horrors of a bile farm, to be incarcerated and bled of their bile for life. Torn from their mothers at a very young age, these four cubs have never knows the joy of running on grass, climbing, or foraging for food in a natural environment.
Sa and Dung
Wayne and Peter Robert Baynes
Click on the photos above to find out more about the cubs.
The Cub House is a first for Animals Asia, with separate dens and enclosures to accommodate the cubs as they develop – with structures and toys appropriate for small to bigger cubs, as they graduate through each den until they are finally mature enough to move to the other bear houses and be integrated with larger bears.
Designed by our on-site teams, the Cub House is a unique addition to the Vietnam sanctuary, where every year we are called on to rescue very young cubs before they become victims of the bile trade.
To date we have rescued 20 cubs in Vietnam, starting with Mara, Mausi and Olly in 2007. Thanks to the support of donors around the world, the cubs now have their own special place at Tam Dao, where they can recover from their traumas and learn to live a bear's life in our semi-natural enclosures.