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).
Taurus joins Maggie and Angus, creating a happy new family group
Rescued from a bile farm by local Forest Protection Department officials in April and brought to our Moon Bear Rescue Centre in Tam Dao, Vietnam, Angus and his sister Maggie opened their little hearts to baby Taurus when he arrived shortly after.
Small and frail after recovery from a bear farm, it was important that Taurus had company, and apart from the care and “mothering” from our wonderful staff at the rescue centre, play dates were arranged for him with the slightly older cubs from very early on.
To everyone’s delight, these went well with both Maggie and Angus welcoming this new boy and joining him in play. You can read about their play-dates here.
Graduating from their nursery rooms, Maggie, Angus and Taurus moved into adjoining “big dens” recently, in preparation for full integration together. Since then they have continued their limited play times and spent hours developing stronger bonds both in person and through their connecting doors.
Preferring a quieter life, Maggie cheers the game on from the sidelines.
Now the little cubs are fully integrated – and they love each other. Maggie, as was her preference from the start, would rather not be romping around all the time, so she is thrilled that Angus and Taurus are happy to wrestle with each other all day (typical little boys) and give her some peace.
Their new den gives them the opportunity not only to run around, but to do a lot of climbing as well. Maggie was very cautious at first, Angus took the middle road, and Taurus took to it like an old pro – giving the Vietnam team anxious moments, afraid that he would fall and hurt himself, while he had no such concerns at all!
It is delightful to watch these three young cubs together investigating everything new and exciting, climbing, playing, squeezing into their water trough and generally full of the joys of life.
Maggie, Angus and Taurus: all the cubs absolutely love the water!
Taurus and Angus spend hours wrestling, and sometimes Taurus actually wins!