Animals Asia, founded in 1998, works to end the barbaric bear bile trade, which sees over 10,000 bears kept on bile farms in China, and, according to official figures, about 1,200 suffering the same fate in Vietnam.

It is also working to end abusive animal practices in zoos and safari parks in Asia, working closely with governing authorities to improve animal management and increase awareness of the welfare needs of captive animals.

Animals Asia has rescued over 500 bears, caring for them at its award-winning bear sanctuaries in China and Vietnam.

Born Free has supported the amazing rescue work of Animals Asia for many years and supports the lifetime care of Bodo, a rare moon bear who lives at Animals Asia’s bear sanctuary near Chengdu in southwest China.





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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