While people around the world enjoyed the holiday season, the bears did too by swinging, sleeping, dancing and even snorkelling their way into 2017.
From freeing bears from cages to informing millions of people about why it is so vitally important, 2016 was a busy year for everyone at Animals Asia. Here is what we achieved in numbers over the last 12 months.
Hundreds of bears previously abused in tiny cages on bile farms in Vietnam and China, chewed, munched and clawed their way though their very own Christmas presents.
Some of the poorest dogs in Chengdu enjoyed a taste of Christmas kindness thanks to the Animals Asia staff who provide them with year-round health care.
When moon bear Bärli arrived at our sanctuary in 2010, he was a sight for sore eyes, but now he’s a “model” bear.
Chinese superstars including Karen Mok and Olympic boxer Zou Shiming turned out for Animals Asia’s annual Blue Moon Gala to raise awareness and funds to help the country’s moon bears.
These incredible Vietnamese high school pupils demanded a bear bile farm free future after hearing about the suffering it causes.
Recently rescued moon bear Su Su has undergone surgery to resolve a large growth on her stomach and end chronic dental issues.