The Bear Necessities

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This Halloween we wanted to sweeten your day by giving you some good news: the bears that are currently in the Utyos rescue and rehabilitation centre are still alive and growing!

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Earlier this year, Utyos received eight bear cubs from different mothers, who had been most probably killed by hunters. Half-starved and extremely stressed, the cubs were checked by the centre’s vet and then released into a large, natural enclosure in which they were protected and could grow up with limited human interaction – this drastically ups the chances of success after their future release. 

As you know, we raised funds to feed the bears and to make (yes, make!) a large capture cage to leave inside the enclosure. This cage is essential for the cubs’ safety, as it is used when they need to be moved or get veterinary care.

Unfortunately, the fence of their beautiful enclosure started…

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