Adopt Pooh

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Meet Playful Pooh

Male, Asiatic black bear

Pooh, whose name means 'innocent', is a small 10-year-old bear. He was rescued from a life of brutal bear baiting in 2015. The result of these years of cruel abuse has sadly left Pooh completely blind.

Pooh is too fragile to live in the main enclosure of Balkasar sanctuary with all the other bears. Instead, he lives in the special area of the sanctuary devoted to disabled bears. Here, sanctuary staff can give Pooh all the special care he needs.

Pooh's favourite activities are playing, sleeping and most importantly, eating - and he eats a lot for such a small bear! His favourite foods are roti (a nutritious flat bread) and juicy apples. Pooh gets very excited when he hears the food cart rolling towards him at meal times.

Adopt Pooh today and receive a special welcome pack very soon.