Monthly Archives: July 2014

Animals Asia Home Page July 2014 via Bears Matter

Animals Asia

International United Kingdom Australia United States China Vietnam Germany Italy Hong Kong (繁) Hong Kong (EN)



28 July 2014

#Moonbearmonday: A Game of Thrones

Beautiful moon bear Cintron couldn’t appear more regal overlooking a kingdom that she almost certainly believes to be her own.


25 July 2014

TV documentary focuses on Animals Asia bear worker

An Animals Asia Bear Worker has been chosen as the subject of a government approved TV documentary series aired on Chinese television.


24 July 2014

Vet team bring hope and suffer tragedy in Nanning

With the health checks continuing, members of the vet team have reported back on some of the bears who received care in the first few days of the mission.


23 July 2014

Vet team arrives at Nanning Bear Farm

Animals Asia has sent a team to Nanning for a second week of health checks and surgery at Nanning Bear Farm.


SOS India – Bears etc…Home Page 2014 via Bears Matter

Visit us in India



Working along side the Indian Government, Wildlife SOS continues to create a positive future for bears in India.  Most known for our work rescuing more than 600 ‘Dancing Bears,’ we also work to protect the Asiatic Black Bear, sometimes known as the Moon Bear. From habitat protection to anti-poaching work, we work hard to protect bears across the country.

Learn how we catch poachers through our Forest Watch Program

Want to visit us and meet these bears for yourself?


Thanks to: International Animal Rescue  Hauser Bears One Voice Humane Society International Benindi Fund Ford Foundation 



Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre Home Page 2014 via Bears Matter


Lorries can’t ‘log’ out of Camerons
The Star Online, 20th February 2014BY ISABELLE LAI […]
30 elephants ravage crops in Telupid
Borneo Post Online, 19th February 2014 […]
USC students successfully launch Borneo Sun Bear adoption…
Sunshine Coast Queensland, 17th February 2014 […]
A working day as expensive suit for BSBCC
Text by Tanja AndersenPhotos by BSBCC & Tanja AndersenHere you can read what takes place during a work day at a nice and quiet day at the bear house. The…






 Sun bears are the smallest and least known  members of the bear species. Their populations are rapidly diminishing in Southeast Asia. Habitats are being destroyed by deforestation and sun bears are being brutally killed for commercial exploitation. Baby sun bears are one of the cutest young animals in the world. After their mothers are killed, they are captured as pets and are locked in tiny cages. This is where, as they grow, life in hell begins.The mission of the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre (BSBCC) in Sepilok, Sabah, Malaysia is to rescue these captured sun bears, promoting sun bear conservation in Borneo through animal welfare, conservation, rehabilitation, research and education – to put a stop to these cruel practices.There are currently 33  rescued bears living at the BSBCC.  Sadly, many of them have already spent too many years locked up in cages and their distress and suffering is clear.  But, day by day, we strive to improve their lives and eventually introduce them to the forest once again.

“Big Dreams, Little Bears” a film by Wildhoop Productions.
By renting or buying this documentary, you are supporting the BSBCC as 40% of the profits goes to the bears. Happy Viewing!



To stay in touch with BSBCC news, photographs and videos, please subscribe to our Bear Talk Blog via the RSS Feed on its right hand side and join us online on:



Spectacled Bear Conservation Society-Peru Home Page via Bears Matter


Spectacled Bear Conservation Society – Peru
Research. Education. Community Outreach.

please help us protect spectacled bears!

The goal of Spectacled Bear Conservation – Peru (SBC) is to ensure the conservation of the Spectacled bear in the dry forest habitat of northern Peru through scientific research and education, while working collaboratively with private land owners and rural communities to improve their social and economic well being through community outreach.

The SBC gratefully acknowledges support of the following research collaborators:

Sandiego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research.

Wildlife Media

The SBC gratefully acknowledges the following donors:

Calgary Zoo

Chester Zoo

Wildlife Media


SBC remote cameras and field observations show major weight fluctuations in spectacled bears between the summer and winter months.


Fifth active maternal spectacled bear den site discovered in Batan Grande.


Javier Vallejos Guerrero of the Spectacled Bear Conservation Society wins 2010 ‘DISNEY CONSERVATION HEROES’



Feed contains no data.WB Tweets for Website Baker by Proudly powered by TwitterZoid
Copyleft Philip Newborough. Based on SimplePie.


Research. Education. Community Outreach.


Northern Lights Wildlife Shelter Spring Newsletter 2014 via Bears Matter

Black Bears Need Our Help More Then Ever



 See Photos and Spring Newsletter 2014:’14.pdf


Wild babies are an NLWS specialty. Wild mammas, on the other hand, are not a common sight. Imagine our surprise with Prince George conservations officers asked us if we would consider providing a temporary home for three tiny black bear cubs AND their mother. It only took a split second for us to agree and make plans for this very special bear family. While CO’s worked hard to tranquilize the 275lb bear and retrieve her cubs from the den, volunteers made the 4 hour drive to Prince George to transport the family. Once safely back at NLWS, the bears were individual-ly examined to ensure that mamma had not been in-jured in her ordeal and that the cubs were is good health. After getting the green light, the family was reunited in a specially designed bear den. The hope is that the family will sleep another two months until the natural food in their home range has sprouted and the family can be released together. For now, the family has made the den a comfortable home and many happy cubbie noises tell shelter volunteers that the family is doing well.

3rd Annual Virtual Baby Shower Keeping It “In the Family”

It is that time of year again; we are getting ready for the new arrivals that will all too soon arrive on our door-steps. Our Third Annual Virtual Ba-by Shower will take place on April 5th and 12th on our Facebook Page “Northern Lights Wildlife Shelter” and we hope you can join us. This will be two fun filled days with vide-os, games and prizes.

For those of you that are not Facebook Fans we have a special mail event. For every $25 donated between now and April 30thyour name will be entered into a special draw with a number of very special prizes. You can enter as many times as you like and feel free to join both mail and Facebook fundraisers. We greatly appreciate your support as we fundraise for milk replacers, new baby bottles and heating blankets. The biggest expense is of course the rescues and the involved costs for ever rising gas prices as well as re-pair and maintenance for our aging vehicle.

17366 Telkwa High Rd Smithers BC V0J 2N7 Canada, Phone: 250-847-5101 E-mail: 

JOIN us on FACEBOOK Search for Northern Lights Wildlife Shelter

Very Special Guest:Though many of you probably heard about Tinsel’s arrival at NLWS on December 24th after moving in with some chickens near the US border, we would like to update you on what has happened since then. Tinsel turned out to be a girl and her story made her famous way beyond the borders of BC. As the days turned into weeks, we heard from people in various provinces that their media had picked up the story as well. Then we got reports from a number of US states and a call from CNN. They aired her story nation wide and prompted other interna-tional interest, including a call all the way from Holland. It was really incredible and it is safe to say that Tinsel is our most famous bear cub ever. She is doing extremely well and is now living with 4 other cubs. They are starting to come out and play on sunny days, after being fairly inactive throughout the colder months. She and her friends will be released in June 2014.

Winter Wonders “Tinsel” a Black Bear cub rescued on December 24, 2014 Hibernation at NLWS:

Each year some of our cubs will gain enough weight before winter and settle down for hibernation. Several factors influence a bear to seek hibernation. First and foremost, it is a drop in temperatures and the rising difficulty to find adequate food to eat. However, if the bear is under-weight it will continue to look for food as it instinctively knows that its body does not have enough resources to survive hibernation. If the bear has enough body weight, temperatures drop and feed becomes scares it will look for a den to protect it while sleeping.

At NLWS we reduce feeding with the arrival of colder temperatures to mimic nature. The cubs get a choice of boxes and lots of straw, leaves and branches to furnish their beds. Black bears are true hibernators, and sleep for several months only taking in some snow to prevent dehydration. Black bears will only wake up if disturbed or when they are starving. This year we have 5 cubs that are sleeping and 5 cubs that we fed throughout the winter.

Moose Visits: Each year former patients of NLWS return for visits. This year we were thrilled to see Nikki (2008) and her calf.

Bully (2011) also dropped by several times

Owl Rescues: Although birds are a rare guest at NLWS, winter always brings in a few needy feathered friends. Owls in particular are quickly effected by the changing winter weather and snow conditions. Above is one of this year’s guests, a tiny Pygmy Owl rescued in Fraser Lake after being found alongside Highway 16. His recovery is going well and a release is planned as soon as weather conditions permit.

North Island Wildlife Recovery Assoc Bear News July’14 via Bears Matter


Canada Helps is a secure site and allows you to make a one time donation or please consider making automatic monthly contributions.  Canada Helps has an option to apply your donation to your credit card on a monthly basis.  Click on DONATE NOW to NIWRA

“We Depend On You”


Donate Now Through!



Black Bear Rehabilitation Program

“The goal of this study is to enable us to confidently take into care wild black bears, and rehabilitate them back to the wild.”Robin Campbell Wildlife Manager


Young cubs arrive to the centre at about 2.5 kg. and are released about eighteen months later.

In 1997, NIWRA made the decision to construct and manage a bear program for Vancouver Island Bears. In doing so a captive bred bear (Knut)  came to the center to help us perfect the design and operation of our facility for the care and feeding of these animals, to study their hibernation habits and to control their overall environment and human contact.The center has spent approximately $170,000 to construct examining rooms, play areas, nursery and a 120’ X 120’ enclosure with a cave, pond, and a catch and receiving chute. Major funding for this project came from the late Arthur Knowles, the Donner Canadian Foundation and an anonymous donor.

Bear Cub Release Program


When NIWRA gets a call that a bear cub is coming there is a sense of excitement. When the cub arrives the visitors lucky enough to be at the center get to share in this excitement until the cub is taken into our treatment center. Once there the cub is weighed and checked and put into quarantine for 24 hours. If we have another cub at the center we can then begin to introduce them to each other.

Having two cubs makes rehabilitation and release easier. They have a buddy and cuddle up with each other. The plan is to raise the cubs with minimal human contact until they are old enough to be released back into the wild either this fall or next spring.

The cubs are fed a concoction of goat’s milk, cottage cheese, puppy milk replacement and puppy chow, vitamins and rice pabulum four times a day until they are old enough to start eating more natural foods. This would include berries and fish – we often hide their food to make them hunt for it just as they would in the wild.

The bears are on closed circuit TV 24/7 for the public to view – because we want to release them back to the wild they must be kept away from all human contact.