Raju came to our bear sanctuary at just 50 kilos, on 18th December 2009. He was India's very last dancing bear, after more than 600 bears had been rescued and given a permanent home and lifetime care in sanctuaries throughout India.
Articles and more about Raju
After playing a leading role in ending the cruel practice of dancing bears in India, International Animal Rescue is marking the anniversary by releasing new images and footage of Raju, the last bear to be rescued, enjoying life in the Bannerghatta Bear Rescue Centre in southern India.
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Chained by his Kalandar master at the end of a four foot rope and forced to “dance” and perform in agonising pain for many years, Raju is now a free bear. When he first came in to the Bannerghatta Bear Rescue Centre he weighed just 50 kilos but now Raju is a 12-year-old bear weighing 110 kilos –...Read the full blog post »