Train survival skills for 35 bears weighing 100 kg
Every day, dozens of bears weighing 100 kg are trained by Cat Tien National Park officials to climb trees and look for food. When they have enough survival skills, they will be released into the forest.
The Center for Rescue, Conservation and Biological Development (Rescue Center, Cat Tien National Park, Tan Phu District, Dong Nai) is taking care of 35 bears, teaching them how to survive in the wild environment. , then released into the wild. Of these, there are 26 horse bears and 9 sun bears.
These bears are victims of wild animal hunters, illegally kept in captivity in the southern provinces. Mr. Nguyen The Viet, deputy director of the Center for Rescue, Conservation and Development of Creatures, said that many bears had their legs cut off due to hunters’ traps, so they had to be operated on and taken care of. When the bears recover, we will release them back into the wild.”
This large, sharp clawed animal can climb forest trees for food. According to Cat Tien National Park officials, each bear weighs 80-100 kg. Every day, a bear eats 4 kg of fruit, 3 kg of rice porridge, nearly 0.5 liters of honey…
Every day, the staff of the Rescue Center put honey in bamboo tubes or on tall trees in the forest (the area is protected by an electronic fence system) to teach the bears how to feed. “Before being released back into the wild, bears must have full survival skills. Foraging exercises are extremely important for individuals who have been kept in captivity,” a ranger said.
Two pandas are practicing how to collect honey that the rescue center staff put in the bamboo trunk. Authorities attached electronic chips to track the activities of individual bears as they returned to the forest.
Forest rangers put bananas on wooden beams at a height of 1.3 m to teach bears how to climb and get food.
The rescue center set up a steel fence to ensure the safety of staff and visitors. Along with the protection and rehabilitation of wild bears, authorities organize tourists to visit this place. The electronic fence system is placed parallel to the separation net to prevent bears from approaching and attacking people.
In addition to protecting and taking care of bears, the Center also receives and cures many other animals trapped by hunters.
Mr. Nguyen Van Dien, Director of Cat Tien National Park, said that the Rescue Center is rehabilitating a leopard, 2 crocodiles, 4 peacocks, 30 gibbons, lorises… The animals These will be released back to the wild when they have enough survival skills.
Hope the bears will return to the wild soon, let’s join hands to protect animals!