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).
Enrichment guides Environmental enrichment is vital to enhance the well-being of captive animals by providing key environmental stimuli. Enrichment means more than just giving animals the chance to “play”; it means giving them the chance to express their natural behaviour, which is essential for their physical and emotional well-being, and therefore for their welfare.
The bear management teams at our rescue centres in China and Vietnam provide enrichment on an ever-changing basis, ensuring the bears are continually active and interested in their environment. They have developed and produced their own enrichment toys, enclosure furniture and feeding implements. Both toys and enrichment food are rotated so every day is different, encouraging the bears to explore and forage.
The China team has now produced the albums below to share their knowledge and help improve the lives of other captive animals. Please click on the images to download.