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Double Bear House opens in Vietnam

18 May 2009, 10:16AM |

The rain poured down, the guests flowed in, and our hearts soared as our beautiful Vietnam bears experienced the simple joy of walking on grass for the first time.

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Hats off to Chef!

07 May 2009, 00:00AM |

A quick blog today, but one with grateful thanks to another of our unsung heroes on staff. Our Chef Li Damu and his team are always there when the new bears arrive – working in the kitchen late into the night to ensure the rescue team have nourishing hot food at the end of a long and stressful day.

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Refreshment anyone?

04 May 2009, 21:51PM |

In between goo-gooing at the cubs, I took some time to walk around our new double bear house, which will be the centrepiece of our forthcoming official Phase 2 Opening in Vietnam this month.

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Double trouble, but twice the fun

29 April 2009, 16:49PM |

I love going to our sanctuary in Vietnam. These days I spend much of my time at our China sanctuary, which is well-established, mature and heaving with happy, bouncing bears – but Vietnam is glorious too.

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A new life for Richter

27 April 2009, 00:14AM |

Remember Richter, the terrified retriever we found crouching and abandoned in a filthy cage in a pet shop just days after the Sichuan earthquake last May?

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Flying the flag

24 April 2009, 21:19PM |

Harriet Tung is in the news again -- and thanks to Harriet, so too are our bears! When Hong Kong's "Prestige" magazine featured our celebrity supporter in its magazine, much of the article was devoted to Animals Asia and the rescue.

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A big THANK YOU from Snoops!

23 April 2009, 21:09PM |

As our gorgeous Snoopy explores her new world of sight, please let me say a huge thank you of behalf of the whole team (and of course, Snoopy) for all your messages of support. Snoops was especially chuffed with her “Get Well Soon” cards ;-)

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Snoopy can see!

17 April 2009, 00:17AM |

The sadness we all felt that Snoopy wasn’t progressing as well as we’d hoped rippled through the sanctuary. Despite the advice to “be patient” from ophthalmologists Claudia and David of the Animal Health Trust in the UK who had so generously come over and operated on Snoopy and our other blind and partially sighted bears, I think we were all feeling a little down.

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Xiao Hua is home at last

15 April 2009, 23:53PM |

When one of our volunteer vet nurses, the lovely Anne Letham-White, returned to her native New Zealand, she took with her much more than her amazing memories of her time with us in Chengdu. I asked Anne if she would write down her story of Xiao Hua (Litle Flower) so I could share it with you. So here, in Anne’s own words

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Bao Be has a special visitor

29 March 2009, 23:42PM |

While I was in Vietnam recently with our gorgeous bears (and team!) in the beautiful Tam Dao sanctuary just outside Hanoi, our amazing celebrity supporter Karen Mok was in Chengdu with our bears, dogs and cats!

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