After a series of dramatic ups and downs, Nepal’s last known ‘dancing bear’ arrived today (July 11) at a specialist sloth bear sanctuary in India. He was wrongfully placed in a substandard zoo earlier in 2018
After an emotional, uncertain few months, authorities have agreed to free Rangila the bear from a substandard zoo in Nepal. We helped rescue Rangila from the ‘dancing bear’ trade in December 2017, but he was then secretly taken to a zoo instead of a sanctuary
With the weather at the sanctuary improving, the bears are out of hibernation and ready to play! They’re getting together to splash around in the pools, play-wrestle in the grassy areas and eat together in the meadow
Key to our work to save bears abused for entertainment has been our ability to help rescue bears and house them in sanctuaries where they can be given the best possible care for the rest of their lives.
Working with the Jane Goodall Institute of Nepal and Nepali police, we rescued two tortured sloth bears, Rangila and Sridevi, on Tuesday night (December 19). They’re now on their way to Parsa National Park in Nepal, where they’ll be free from suffering