From exciting rescue missions, bottle feeding cubs to the long term care of our loved residents. There is never a quiet moment at BEAR SANCUTARY Ninh Binh. Dive into our work at the sanctuary by watching some of our videos below!
In loving memory – Nhi Nho
Recently we had to say goodbye to Nhi Nho, who was the first bile bear rescued by FOUR PAWS. Her emotional story set our bile bear mobilisation into motion and made many more bear rescues all over Vietnam possible. We are forever grateful for her unbelievable will to live and the precious time we had with her.
Mo and Xuan in quarantine
The two former bile bears were rescued from a keeping under a clothing shop in the Son La province, are settling in well in their forever home at BEAR SANCTUARY Ninh Binh. Currently they are in the quarantine area, while they are gradually being introduced to their new diet. They are provided an array of different enrichment, bedding etc. and their trust begins to be built between them and their caretakers. They are fed three times per day, have continuous fresh water, several times per day enrichment, showers and a lot of care.
A new beginning for the seven former bile bears
A new beginning for the seven former bile bears. The rescue of Lam, La, Sang, Khe, Dua, Oi and Xoai was our biggest bile bear rescue in 2020! After an almost 40-hour journey , they were successfully accommodated at our BEAR SANCTUARY Ninh Binh!
Cuc's and Nhai's journey
Both rescued bears live at our beautiful and nature-like BEAR SANCTUARY Ninh Binh. They are safe and could leave their past behind.
The bear cub dream team: Nikko, Nara and Mochi
Cub dream team: Do you remember the two bear cubs Nara and Nikko which recently were confiscated from illegal wildlife trade by the Vietnamese authorities and rescued by us? We are very happy to let you know that both finished their quarantine period and have slowly moved in with Mochi at our Bear Sanctuary Ninh Binh. We can’t say they are best friends yet but we’re happy that each day there are small improvements. We’re sure that soon Mochi will realise how much fun it is to have other bear cubs to play with.
Our BEAR SANCTUARY Ninh Binh
BEAR SANCTUARY Ninh Binh now offers suitable living conditions for up to 44 bears - with your help, it will be expanded by 2020 to house 100 bears! In the meantime, we have been able to rescue and house 12 bears at our BEAR SANCTUARY Ninh Binh. Further bear rescue missions are already being planned.
A day at BEAR SANCTUARY Ninh Binh
This is what a day in the life of our animal caretakers at our BEAR SANCTUARY Ninh Binh looks like. Follow their daily routine and get a glimbse behind the scences Support our the hard work in Vietnam here!
Quarantine tips: Bear Nhi Nho
#HappyContent: During these uncertain times, we all need stories that uplift us and you really liked the quarantine tips presented by our rescued animals. So today our beloved bear Nhi Nho at BEAR SANCTUARY Ninh Binh is showing you her daily schedule in these challenging times. We dare you not to laugh! Interesting fact: All the bears at BEAR SANCTUARY Ninh Binh have been taught to return to the bear house when their keepers call their names. This is so the keepers can safely enter the outdoor enclosures daily to distribute food and enrichment, check fences and do routine maintenance. Follow us on facebook!
Behind the scenes: BEAR SANCTUARY Ninh Binh
FOUR PAWS Behind the scenes: This time we take you to Vietnam to our BEAR SANCTUARY Ninh Binh. This way you’ll get to know more about the splendid work of our on-site FOUR PAWS Viet team there. Get a sneak peek into their daily work routine as well as the favourite activities of Asiatic Black Bears and more in the following video!
Hope for Vietnam's bile bears: FOUR PAWS new BEAR SANCTUARY in Vietnam
Our new bear sanctuary in Vietnam will provide a species-appropriate home to 100 former bile bears. We are currently in the final construction phase and will soon be able to offer our first rescued bears a safe place to live. We can't wait to see them leave their tiny cages and move into the natural surroundings of the Vietnamese jungle.