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Bear kept in captivity shifted to rescue centre

Update: July, 30/2014 - 14:48

DAK LAK (VNS) — A female bear, weighing 150 kilograms, was shifted from the Central Highland Dak Lak Province to the Tam Dao Bear Rescue Centre in the northern Vinh Phuc Province yesterday.

The bear, which had been kept in captivity by a local man since 1999 when she was a cub weighing five kilograms, was voluntarily handed over to the Dak Lak Province's Forest Management Department.

Animals Asia Foundation provided free medical aid to help shift the bear to the rescue centre.

This is the fifth case of a bear receiving medical aid from the foundation since early this year. –– VNS

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