Visiting the Bear Rescue Centres

Animals Asia's award-winning bear rescue centres in China and Vietnam are not open to the public on a daily basis. However, to accommodate the many requests for visits, we arrange guided tours for our supporters on scheduled Open Days twice a month.

As places are limited, priority is given to active Animals Asia donors as it is their generosity that helps us continue our campaign to end bear bile farming, maintain the rescue centres and care for the rescued bears for the remainder of their lives.

If you would like to become a donor to guarantee your visit request, please click here to add your contribution to saving Asia's beautiful moon bears. As a donor you will receive regular updates on all of our campaigns and inside stories on our bears.

Tours are conducted in English and either Vietnamese or Mandarin.

Tour numbers are limited to 20 per group.

Important information

  • Our rescue centre visits are by prior arrangement only and all visits must be confirmed by Animals Asia in advance.
  • The Open Days will be held on Saturdays only, on the dates listed below and for administrative and organisational reasons, we cannot accommodate visits outside these dates.

Please take this into account before booking your trip as we cannot accommodate individual schedules.

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China Bear Rescue Centre – Open Day Schedule 

Time: 9.00am and 2.00pm
Morning tours are conducted in English, all other tours are in Mandarin.

Duration: 1.5 – 2hrs.

Transport: The Chengdu Bear Rescue Centre is about a 40-minute to one-hour drive from downtown Chengdu and visitors will need to arrange their own transport. Once your booking is confirmed we will send you a map with directions and address of the rescue centre. 

2022 Open Days (China)* 

January       8     22      February     12     26     
 March    12    19   April       9    23
 May    21     28   June     11    18
 July      2    16    August       6    20
 September      3    17    October     22     29
 November    12    19    December      3    17


*Because of the worldwide prevalence of Covid-19, Open Day visit requests are currently limited to local groups, residents and supporters in China only. 
To protect yourself and others from COVID-19, please continue to follow disease prevention measures and the direction of our teams onsite. 

 

Vietnam Bear Rescue Centre – Open Day Schedule 

Time: 9.00am and 3.00pm
Tours are conducted in English or English/Vietnamese, depending on the make-up of the group.

Duration: 1.5 – 2hrs

Transport: The Vietnam Bear Rescue Centre is about a two-hour drive from Hanoi and visitors will need to arrange their own transport. Once your booking is confirmed we will send you a map with directions and address of the rescue centre.

2022 Open Days (Vietnam)*

January        8     15     February     19     26   
 March     12    19    April      9     16
 May     14     21    June      4     11
 July       2      9    August     13     20
 September     17    24    October      8     15
 November       5    12    December    10     17    

To protect yourself and others from COVID-19, please continue to follow disease prevention measures and the direction of our teams onsite. 

To book your visit to either the China or Vietnam Bear Rescue Centre, please fill out the following form: