|Experts from Animals Asia’s Vietnam Bear Rescue Centre (VBRC) in Tam Đảo National Park rescue an Asian Black Bear from a farm of an eco-tour site in Bảo Lộc district in the central highlands Lâm Đồng Province. — Photos Animals Asia|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI – Animals Asia said it has successfully rescued a moon bear that had been kept in a cage for more than 10 years.
The rescue was conducted in coordination with the Forest Management Department of the Central Highlands Province of Lâm Đồng.
The bear was voluntarily handed over to the organisation by Đam B’ri Tourism Joint Stock Company, which once raised 20 bears and other wild animals at its ecological resort. The animals have died over the years.
Earlier, the bear had been cared for, tagged with a microchip and registered at a household in HCM city in 2005.
After its rescue, the bear was named Bảo Lâm, which means protecting the forest in Vietnamese. The name is derived from combining Bảo Lộc and Lâm Đồng, the names of local areas.
Bảo Lâm will be transported to the organisation’s Bear Rescue Centre in Vĩnh Phúc Province’s Tam Đảo National Park. There, he will be taken care of and rehabilitated before being shifted to an outdoor enclosure with other rescued bears.
The bear was the 163rd to be rescued by the organisation in Việt Nam.
Last year, Animals Asia rescued 41 bears, including 33 from the northern Quảng Ninh Province. — VNS