These past few weeks have seen indescribably exciting times with people across China now making their feelings very clear and calling for bear farming to end.
Not just in the UK but in China too – where he charmed the crowds, gave out flowers and reminded everyone that all bears should be free from cage bars and suffering.
With Valentine's Day finally here, Moonie the "Love Bear", as he now likes to be known, has declared today a day of Moon Bear Hugs and is off to spread some love around London. You can catch him in action around 11am beside the statue of Cupid in Piccaddilly Circus, and if you are lucky he might even give you a rose ...
Happy Valentines Day - to all who breathe life and love into our beautiful bears in China and Vietnam. Thank you for giving them all their first glimpse of Spring.
Maggie in playful spring mood in Vietnam
Freedom and her Prince
David loves Lamma
Béla loves life!
Almost every day something in bearland – whether in China or Vietnam – makes us laugh. These bears of ours are the most charismatic and unpredictable creatures on the planet – showing us time and time again how much we really have to learn about their unique characters and never-ending sense of fun.
Vietnam is fast becoming aware of the laws that protect the bears, with many officials now working closely with our Vietnam Director Tuan Bendixsen. These past couple of weeks are no exception as, together, Tuan and the authorities joined in a public-education programme in Ha Long Bay Vietnam — scene of many bear farmers clearly flouting the law.
Moonie's search for love continues — and I hear that he's closer than ever, but desperately needs your help too. Moonie's greatest wish is that you and your friends will befriend a moon bear for that special person in your life — and only then will our lonely moon bear find love.
As a very special day of romance draws near, I've just heard about a sad and lonely bear who's looking for love.
Celebrating both Chinese and Vietnamese New Year doesn't get better than welcoming in the new year with a brand new life. In this case, let us proudly introduce you to our beautiful new family member at our sanctuary in Tam Dao, Vietnam, with a lovely little message from vet nurse Caroline.