24.09.2022, 12:40

Rescuing a bear kept in captivity for 17 years in Nam Dinh

According to the Vietnam Bear Rescue Center, immediately after receiving the news regarding a tibetan bear handed over to state management agencies for humanitarian conservation purposes; Animals Asia has coordinated with the Nam Dinh Provincial Department of Forest Protection to plan the rescue.

Rescuing a bear kept in captivity for 17 years in Nam Dinh

Authorities joining forces to rescue a tibetan bear that had been kept in captivity for 17 years in Truc Ninh district, Nam Dinh.

Bear cage in Truc Ninh, Nam Dinh.

Veterinarians administering anesthesia in preparation for the rescue on September 22.

Veterinarians administering anesthesia in preparation for the rescue on September 22.

According to the voluntary request by the bear's owner family in Truc Ninh district, Nam Dinh province, this is a nearly 120kg tibetan bear, which has been kept in captivity since 2005.

A rescue team consisting of veterinarians, behavior experts and staff from Animals Asia administered anesthesia to examine the bear's health at the scene. 

Animals Asia named the rescued bear Paddington, after a famous cartoon bear loved by Queen Elizabeth II. 


Author: Quang Linh

Translated by Nguyen Hai Long