Adopt Rene

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Meet Radiant Rene

Female, Asiatic black bear

Rene is so friendly that she’s been named the sanctuary’s official ‘welcome bear’.

Rene, whose name means ‘re-born’, was used extensively for bear baiting before she was rescued in 2012. She’s a very small bear and suffered unimaginable pain in the arena where she was forced to fight for her life against trained attack dogs.

Rene, whose name means ‘re-born’, was used extensively for bear baiting before she was rescued in 2012. She’s a very small bear and suffered unimaginable pain in the arena where she was forced to fight for her life against trained attack dogs.

As well as making new friends and being very curious, Rene enjoys exploring the sanctuary.

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