Moon bear freed from Hanoi circus school

By Ngoc Thanh   November 7, 2019 | 06:00 pm GMT+7

A 10-year-old moon bear has been transferred from the Vietnam Circus and Vaudeville School to the Vietnam Bear Rescue Center.

The bear, which weighs about 150 kg, was personally given to the school 10 years ago as a gift. However, as the school plans to stop using wild animals in its shows, it has decided to transfer the bear to the center.

The bear, which weighs about 150 kg, was given to the school 10 years ago as a gift. However, since the circus plans to stop using wild animals in its shows, it decided to transfer the bear to the center. The transfer took place Wednesday.

Due to being in long-term captivity, the bear has shown signs of losing its self-defense instincts which are normally present in wild animals.

Due to long-term captivity, the bear shows signs of losing its normal self-defense instincts, experts said.

Doctors perform health check-ups for the bear prior to its transfer. Results revealed an eye with signs of being in decline, repetitive responses, and several open wounds.

Doctors and other experts from the center carried out a health check before transferring the bear. Results revealed weak eyesight and several open wounds.

The bear will be taken to the rescue center in the Tam Dao National Park in Vinh Phuc Province, one and a half hours north of Hanoi. It will undergo a 45-day quarantine period and medical treatment before being integrated into the parks open area.

The bear will be taken to the rescue center in the Tam Dao National Park in Vinh Phuc Province, one and a half hours north of Hanoi. It will undergo a 45-day quarantine period and medical treatment before being integrated into the park's open area.

Honey. dried fruits and other food items are used to lure the bear into another cage for transfer.

Honey, dried fruits and other food items were used to lure the bear into another cage for the transfer.

The bear moves from its old cage into another.

Enticed by the spoon of honey, the bear moved out of its old cage.

The new cage is sealed and tagged by the Hanoi Veterinary Department in preparation for the bears transfer.

The new cage was then sealed and tagged before the transfer.

Earlier, on Monday, four rhesus macaques, each weighing around three kilograms, were also transferred from the school to the Hanoi Wild Animal Rescue Center.

 
 
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