On a recent trip to our Vietnam sanctuary we couldn’t resist catching up with sun bears Sassy and Layla to see how they’ve been getting on since moving in together in spring.
Torn from his mother by traffickers and rescued as a traumatised cub in a remote district of Vietnam by Animals Asia – sun bear Goldie is finally learning how to play and explore.
Seven months on from suffering fractures in both front limbs due to a rare condition never before diagnosed in any species of bear – moon bear Claudia has astounded her carers.
The spotlight has never shone more fiercely on China’s dog meat industry, with the Yulin dog meat festival attracting unprecedented worldwide focus. Yet hard facts details remain difficult to come by in an industry used to hiding in the shadows.
Animals Asia has successfully rescued 13 moon bears and closed six bile farms in Vietnam’s Quang Ninh province as part of a four-day rescue operation.