Rescued as a three month old bear cub, Pat was saved from the hands of his Kalandar master who would have pierced his muzzle and smashed his canine teeth to use him as a ‘dancing bear’ when he reached four months old.
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Four sloth bear cubs rescued from poachers just as they were about to be smuggled out of India are safe and sound in an IAR-funded sanctuary in Agra. The cubs had a narrow escape: had they not been rescued in the nick of time, they could have ended up as a bowl of bear paw soup in a South East...Read the full article »
Pat is one of our younger bears at the Agra bear rescue facility. It was the spring of 2010 when our team rescued him from a village in Bodai. Pat was just three months old and weighed only 5.1 kilos when he was rescued, so he was horribly malnourished and poor in growth. Today, he is a healthy...Read the full blog post »