16th May, 2012 – Six individuals of Moon Bear (Ursus thibetanus) were rescued successfully and safely transferred to Cu Chi Wildlife Rescue Station (CCWRS). These bears have been kept in small concrete cages for bile exploitation since 2005 in Tien Giang Province.
Six Moon Bears were bought from Binh Duong province when they were 3 months-old. Encouraged by WAR, Ho Chi Minh City Forest Protection Department (FPD) and FPD Tien Giang Province, the owner decided to hand over these bears to CCWRS. The bears are now receiving proper care for health recovering and rehabilitating.
These six moon bears add up to a total of 63 moon bears and sun bears which are being rescued at WAR’s facilities, including CCWRS, Cat Tien Bear and Wild Cat Rescue Station, and Hon Me Wildlife Rescue Station. You are welcome to visit the bears and other endangered wildlife in these facilities.