years ago this April, Jill Robinson first walked onto a bear bile farm. On that day in April 1993, Jill could have walked away, but she chose to act and do what she could. Today, you also have a choice. If everyone reading this donated just US$20, it would pay for the care of over 150 bears at our China sanctuary for a full year. Please help us celebrate 20 years of progress. Donate US$20 today (or whatever you can afford).
After some time spent getting to know each other from their adjoining dens, bear cub Han Chau, rescued in January this year, and the rough and tumble duo, Bill and Ben, rescued in November 2010, were introduced in person for the first time last week.
When she was first rescued, Han Chau was a feisty and unapproachable young cub. Aged about six months old, she had likely been smuggled across the border from Lao and kept at an illegal wildlife holding centre. Nervous and jumpy, she launched at anybody or anything that came close. Bill and Ben, on the other hand, had been in the care of Soc Son FPD for some time before coming to the rescue centre, and were of a more relaxed disposition from the beginning.
After weeks of care and rehabilitation, Han Chau was settling down and showing interest in her neighbours, so after careful initial introductions from their separate dens, the adjoining doors were finally opened. Click on the video and photo album below to see Han Chau meet Bill and Ben.
Video - Han Chau, Bill and Ben integration
Photos - Han Chau, Bill and Ben integration
With Han Chau and Ben playing next door, Bill takes time out for a game of his own.