18 June 2021

Coconut, one of our 101 homecoming bears, passes away surrounded by love

We are very sad to share the news that one of our 101 homecoming bears, the beautiful, sweet Coconut, passed away five weeks after arriving at our Chengdu sanctuary. Read the story of her incredible journey and how she will always be remembered.


16 June 2021

BREAKING: Animals Asia’s Spice of Life rescue brings four bears from circus to sanctuary

Animals Asia is thrilled to announce the arrival of four moon bears to our Vietnam sanctuary after being rescued from a circus in Hanoi. Their rescue marks the end of bear performances at the circus and is another step towards ending all wild animal performances in Vietnam.


12 June 2021

101 bears home: Bärack’s story

Bärack is one of the 101 moon bears Animals Asia recently moved from an ex-bile farm in Nanning to our sanctuary in Chengdu. All bears on bile farms have similar experiences, but their stories are as different and unique as they are. Let’s hear Bärack’s...


01 June 2021

Animals Asia brings 101 bears home in largest ever operation of its kind

We are overcome with excitement to share the news that we have just finished moving 101 moon bears from an ex-bile farm in Nanning, China to our bear sanctuary! This momentous event has been eight years in the making.


26 May 2021

Victory! 67 dogs saved from dog meat trade in Indonesia

Earlier this month police in Central Java, Indonesia, intercepted a truck carrying 78 dogs destined for the dog meat trade. This is the first time authorities in Indonesia have taken direct action against the illegal trade and is a huge victory for those campaigning for its end and our partners Dog Meat Free Indonesia were there to help the rescued dogs.


21 May 2021

Behind the scenes with our Captive Animal Welfare team

In the last but by no means least of our winter updates, we sit down with our Captive Animal Welfare team and find out what they’ve been up to so far this year.


14 May 2021

We’ve asked BBC & Netflix to stop using performing primates in their TV shows

We've asked Netflix and BBC to stop using performing primates in their programming following the use of a macaque in drama series co-production ‘The Serpent’.


12 May 2021

Florence and Clara’s rescue anniversary: after one year at our sanctuary have their hearts healed?

It’s been a year since our Healing Hearts rescue, where we brought two beautiful Nowhere Bears home to our sanctuary in Vietnam. Twelve months on, have their hearts been healed?