Cap­tive bear shifted to res­cue cen­tre

Viet Nam News - - National -

ÑAÉK LAÉK — A fe­male bear, weigh­ing 150 kilo­grams, was shifted from the Cen­tral High­land Ñaék Laék Province to the Tam Ñaûo Bear Res­cue Cen­tre in the north­ern Vónh Phuùc Province yes­ter­day.

The bear, which had been kept in cap­tiv­ity by a lo­cal man since 1999 when she was a cub weigh­ing five kilo­grams, was vol­un­tar­ily handed over to the Ñaék Laék Province’s For­est Man­age­ment De­part­ment.

An­i­mals Asia Foun­da­tion pro­vided free med­i­cal aid to help shift the bear to the res­cue cen­tre.

This is the fifth case of a bear re­ceiv­ing med­i­cal aid from the foun­da­tion since early this year.

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