Wild bears in Russia face many threats. When faced with these threats, terrified mother bears are forced to flee for their lives, leaving their newborn cubs alone.
These helpless cubs are taken to the Born Free-supported Orphan Bear Rescue Centre, which rescues, rehabilitates and prepares bear cubs for release back to the wild.
With your support, we can help every single bear cub live a wild life.
There are millions of wild animals in captivity worldwide – in zoos, theme parks, dolphinaria, circuses and elephant camps. Watch our new film by Aardman Animations and see how we have used people’s experience of lockdown to highlight the lives of wild animals forced to live under lock and key.
Buy a ticket and you could win a holiday of a lifetime to Shamwari Private Game Reserve – an experience not to be missed!
We’re an animal charity that’s passionate about wild animal welfare and Compassionate Conservation. Founded by Virginia McKenna, Will Travers and Bill Travers, we work tirelessly to stop the exploitation and suffering of individual animals living in captivity or in the wild. From the start we’ve campaigned for a future where animals and people can co-exist and where threatened and endangered species are protected for generations to come.
‘For tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today’ – African proverb
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