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Two moon bears rescued in Gia Lai Province

Update: April, 12/2017 - 17:30
Animals Asia successfully rescued two moon bears which had caged for a decade in the Central Highlands. — Photo coutesy of Animals Asia
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — Animals Asia on Tuesday said it successfully rescued two moon bears which had caged for a decade in the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai’s An Khê Town.

Their owner voluntarily handed them over to the Animals Asia’s Vietnam Bear Rescue Centre in the northern province of  Vĩnh Phúc.

Doctor Weng Yang Nash from the Vietnam Bear Rescue Centre said although the two bears were in good health, they had been affected by being held captivity so long, such as repeatedly bashing their heads against their cages. The two bears, named Bazan and Wendles by their rescuers, were transferred from their cages to a truck and began their 1,000 kilometre journey. They were expected to arrive at the centre on Friday.

Once arriving at the centre, the bears will be rehabilitated before being shifted to an outdoor enclosure with other rescued bears.

These bears bring the number of bear rescued by Animals Asia in Việt Nam to 177.

Vietnam Bear Rescue Centre is home to 161 bears, most of them rescued from the bear bile industry. — VNS

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