Adopt a moon bear and receive
- Your own cuddly toy bear to keep at home
- An adoption pack, including a personalised certificate, animal story, fact sheet and glossy photo to display.
- A copy of Born Free’s bi-annual Adopt magazine with exclusive updates.
Moon Bears, also know as Asiatic bears, are instantly recognisable due to a crescent moon shaped yellow patch of fur on their chest which contrasts with their otherwise dark black fur. They are expert climbers and forage for food amongst fruit trees, as well as feeding on leaves, nuts, berries, insects and small mammals.
udopt it because
- Moon bears are classed as vulnerable on the IUCN’s red list due to habitat destruction, poaching and wild bears being taken in to captivity and farmed for Chinese medicine. There has been a 31% decline in their numbers over the past 30 years.
- Funds from your adoption will support the lifetime care of rescued bears at Animals Asia’s sanctuary in China. In addition, the funds go towards rescuing Moon bears across China, and campaigning against the cruel practice of bear farming.
- Adopting a moon bear makes for a fantastic gift. Not only will it delight and educate the recipient but funds will go towards Born Free’s critical work.
- Adoption programmes start from as little as £3.00 a month.
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Did you know?
- Moon bears can be found in 18 countries from Iran to China, mainly in forested regions.
- Moon bears are omnivorous but mainly eat a vegetarian diet consisting of nuts, fruit, leaves, berries, shoots and roots.
- They are fantastic climbers, and live in the trees. The average moon bear spends half of its life in a tree.
- They are generally solitary creatures. They meet for mating and often give birth to twins, who stay with their mother for around 18 months before heading off on their own.