On the afternoon of 4 August, Animals Asia said it had successfully rescued a sun bear in Ha Nam province.
The bear’s owner is a family from Du Tien city in Ha Nam province, who made a voluntary application to relocate the bear, hoping that the receiving entity, the Vietnam Bear Rescue Center, would care for the bear in the best possible conditions .
Accordingly, the Sub-Department of Agriculture and Plant Protection and Forest Rangers of Ha Nam Province handed over Animals Asia under the testimony of local officials.
According to the Agriculture and Plant Protection Sub-Department and Ha Nam province forest rangers, it is the last bear in the province managed by this agency.
The bears have been domesticated since about 2005, when they were cubs, and are now about 20 years old in an iron cage in the family’s kitchen. The mare bear, although quite familiar to people, still shows many signs of stress, constantly shaking its head at strangers around.
Notably, this bear was rescued to mark the 25th anniversary of Animals Asia. That’s why the organization named him Kindness.
To save Kindness Bear, veterinarians sedate the bear in the owner’s front yard and examine him. Prior to anesthesia, the organization also instructs owners not to feed the bear anything for 24 hours in response to the anesthetic.
Dr. Jill Robinson – the organization’s founder – is directly involved in bear rescue, her role in helping the bears reduce stress and easy access to observe, using foods that bears love, such as honey. , condensed milk, jam, dried fruit to lure the bear.
Thus, sedate the bear so that the veterinarian can observe the bear closely and record the appropriate dose of anesthetic (based on the bear’s weight and health status).
Sharing about the health condition of the bear, veterinarian Rachel Sankey of Vietnam Bear Rescue Center said that Kindness Bear is a female bear, which weighs around 100 kg.
Although the bear is quite thin, it is not unusual for its age. The paws of the bear are hard, broken and specially long nails are attached to the claws. The bear still needs further gall bladder testing upon its return to the Vietnam Bear Rescue Center. Apart from this, it is also necessary to clean the teeth of the bear.
After anesthesia and medical examination, the bears were put into cages and transported in a truck, to be brought to the center in Tam Dao district (Vinh Phuc) the same day.
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