Bears Hoa Tra and Hoa Lan have been rescued at last!
After an all-day rescue operation, the two bile bears arrived safe and sound at our bear sanctuary in Vietnam late last night.
Being kept without sunlight or fresh air for twelve years has clearly taken its toll. Both bears are obese from a lack of exercise and a poor diet, while Hoa Lan’s teeth are in bad shape – some were pulled out yesterday, and she’ll likely need more dental work in the future.
Thankfully, the bears will finally receive the specialised attention they desperately need.
Now in quarantine at our sanctuary, the two bears will receive veterinary care, fresh food and enrichment. And once they’re ready, Hoa Tra and Hoa Lan will be released to the outdoor enclosure where they can finally experience fresh air, sunlight and grass beneath their feet.