Moon bears have shaggy black fur with a distinctive yellow crescent across the chest and large elongated ears. Highly intelligent, they have an extensive vocabulary of sounds.
Moon bears are affected by human exploitation in bear farms. Bear bile is a traditional ingredient in Asian medicine and is extracted from living moon bears. Caught from the wild with vicious traps, the bears are kept in cramped cages – their teeth and claws removed. It is estimated that there are more than 10,000 moon bears held in farms in horrific conditions in China and Vietnam.
Help care for a wild animal and you'll receive an exclusive adoption pack containing a soft toy, animal story, species fact sheet, certificate and glossy photo. Plus, you'll also receive our Adopt magazine twice a year with updates on all our wildlife adoptions – perfect for animal lovers.
Adoptions last one year (those paid by monthly direct debit roll over until cancelled).
Funds from your adoption will support the lifetime care for rescued bears at Animals Asia's sanctuary in Vietnam. You will also be helping support Animals Asia's campaign to end the cruel practice of bear farming and also in their mission to rescue hundreds of bears in China. You can help care for these bears by adopting Bodo below.
Bodo was rescued from a bear bile farm where bears are ‘milked’ for bile, used in Asian medicine in November 2003 at a very young age. Thankfully, Bodo was too young to be 'milked'. When he was rescued, he was missing his right front paw. However, this doesn’t stop Bodo!
He now lives at Animals Asia’s China Bear Rescue Centre near Chengdu, supported by Born Free. Your adoption will help fund Bodo’s lifetime care, the care of other bears at the sanctuary, and support other vital work to help protect moon bears.
Help us provide the care Bodo needs.
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