Bears in Cambodia

Stacey Wright Start Date: Jan 27, 2017 - End Date: Jan 26, 2018
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My Travel Story

by: Stacey Wright Start Date: Jan 27, 2017 - End Date: Jan 26, 2018
Hi everyone

In July 2018, John and I will be heading to Cambodia to volunteer to work with these amazing animals. Any donations to support this cause would be greatly appreciated.

This project needs volunteers and donations to help care for and rehabilitate over 100 bears that have been rescued from illegal wildlife trade, from bear bile farms and from lives as domestic pets.

The sanctuary we will be working at is dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of bears poached for bear bile farms, traditional medicines, exploited as pets, used for profit within the tourist industry or rescued from the illegal wildlife trade.

Twenty one forested enclosures have been built over seven hectares to house a mixture of Sun bears and Asiatic black bears of different ages and personalities.

All of the enclosures are extensively furnished with pools, rocks, hammocks, climbing frames, lush native vegetation and a variety of enrichment toys to ensure that the bears are kept happy and healthy at all times.

Many of the bears cannot be reintroduced to the wild as they have suffered serious physical abuse or have been raised as pets. The rescue project aims to give these bears the best possible quality of life in captivity by providing large areas that match the environment in which they would live in the wild.

Thank you for taking the time to read this page.

John and Stacey Wright x
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