Tam Dao Bear Sanctuary – 14 bears – 10 bear bile farms – 4 days – 1 incredible rescue team

GREAT THINGS ARE HAPPENING IN VIETNAM

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Nestled in the mountain jungles of Tam Dao national park is Animal Asia’s bear sanctuary. Here you can see the most beautiful Moon bears which are native to Vietnam. Each bear has a sad story tell, years and years kept in a tiny cage unable to move around, fed on gruel, and kept for bear bile extraction. Some bears are caged as cubs and never released, many are kept caged for up to 30 years. Most farmed bears are starved and dehydrated, and suffer from multiple diseases. Fortunately the Vietnamese government has outlawed bear farming and slowly the authorities are negotiating their release to Animal Asia’s sanctuary,

Animals Asia will begin the mass evacuation of captive bears from Vietnam’s Quang Ninh province – on Tuesday 23rd June, with at least 14 bears to be freed from the illegal bile trade.
The 14 moon bears are presently spread out over 10 farms in the region, which is home to World Heritage site Halong Bay. Animals Asia’s expects the rescue to continue for four days, concluding on Friday 26th.
Animals Asia’s Vietnam Director Tuan Bendixsen said:
“We’ve been working since 2007 to end bear bile farming in Halong Bay – pushing year after year to educate tourists against the use of bear bile and working with the local authorities to build a relationship. That has intensified since late last year when we started pushing hard for a remit to rescue these long-suffering animals. We are relieved that the first large scale transfer of bears can now finally take place.

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You can follow the latest rescue live over the next 4 days http://bit.ly/h2hTimeline

You can visit the rescued bears living in bear paradise at the sanctuary https://www.animalsasia.org/intl/our-work/end-bear-bile-farming/what-we-do/bear-sanctuaries/vietnam-bear-sanctuary/vietnam-bear-sanctuary.html

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Save the bears in Halong bay

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We are indebted to Animals Asia ambassador Matt Sorum for joining the campaign to save the Halong Bay bears.

Please join him and add your signature to a letter asking that the bears be freed and released to the Tam Dao Bear Sanctuary. You can sign here: www.animalsasia.org/savehalongbears

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Tan Dao Bear Sanctuary – 2015 Visiting Days

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Spread over an area of 12 hectares, the sanctuary has over 10,000 square metres of seminatural outdoor enclosure space designed to stimulate the bears’ natural behaviour. As the team in Vietnam regularly receives cubs confiscated from wildlife traders or poachers, we have also constructed a 280-sq-m cub house with a 900-sq-m outdoor area split into seven enclosures. Furnished with cub-sized wooden sleeping platforms, the cub dens house young bears until they are mature enough to be integrated with the adults.

Animals Asia’s Vietnam Bear Rescue Centre is not open to the public. However, to accommodate the many requests for visits, we arrange Open Day guided tours each month. Tours are conducted in English or English/Vietnamese, depending on the make-up of the group.
The tours are limited to two groups of maximum 20 people per day, starting at 9.30am and 3.00pm.
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. The tour lasts about 1-1.5 hours.

2015:
January 17, 31 February 7, 14
March 14, 28 April 11, 25
May 9, 23 June 6, 13
July 4, 18 August 1, 15
September 5, 12 October 24, 31
November 7, 21 December 5, 19

To Book Your Visit Call or Email.

Vietnam
Animals Asia’s Vietnam Office
Room 301
97 Tran Quoc Toan Street
Hoan Kiem District
Hanoi, Vietnam
Tel: 84 4 39289264
Fax: 84 4 39289265
Email: vietnamqueries@animalsasia.org

The Tam Dao Bear Sanctuary – Meet Mausi

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Female
Mausi arrived at our Vietnam sanctuary in June 2007 after being discovered with two other tiny cubs in a secret compartment under a passenger bus – headed for a life of torture on a bile farm. Mausi thrived in her new environment and her excitement over anything new was a joy to watch. She has grown into a sweet-natured, playful young bear. She shares her den and outdoor enclosures with a large group of bears, mostly energetic juveniles but also a couple of mature bears. Mausi gets along famously with them all.

Spread over an area of 12 hectares, the sanctuary has over 10,000 square metres of seminatural outdoor enclosure space designed to stimulate the bears’ natural behaviour The Vietnam Bear Rescue Centre is about a two-hour drive from Hanoi. You can visit the bears on these dates:

 4 and 18 October
1, 15 and 29 November 13 and 20 December
To book your visit, please email info@animalsasia.org

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The Tam Dao Bear Sanctuary – meet Chocolate Tara

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Male
The colour of dark cocoa, Chocolate Tara is a stunningly beautiful, playful bear who loves to romp in his enclosure with his best friends. After being rescued along with 18 other bears from a bile farm in Vietnam – where cargo containers had been converted into suffocating cages – Chocolate Tara, like so many of the rescued bears, has flourished.

Spread over an area of 12 hectares, the sanctuary has over 10,000 square metres of seminatural outdoor enclosure space designed to stimulate the bears’ natural behaviour The Vietnam Bear Rescue Centre is about a two-hour drive from Hanoi. You can visit the bears on these dates:

12 and 26 July 9 and 23 August
6 and 20 September 4 and 18 October
1, 15 and 29 November 13 and 20 December
To book your visit, please email info@animalsasia.org

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The Tam Dao Bear Sanctuary

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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. The tour lasts about 1-1.5 hours.

The Open Days are held on Saturdays only, on the dates listed below, and for administrative and organisational reasons, we cannot accommodate visitors outside of these dates.
2014:
11 and 25 January 8 and 22 February
8 and 22 March 5 and 26 April
3, 17 and 31 May 14 and 28 June
12 and 26 July 9 and 23 August
6 and 20 September 4 and 18 October
1, 15 and 29 November 13 and 20 December
To book your visit, please email info@animalsasia.org

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https://www.animalsasia.org//intl/our-work/end-bear-bile-farming/what-we-do/bear-sanctuaries/vietnam-bear-sanctuary/vietnam-bear-sanctuary.html