Donate
Bear Cuc BEAR SANCTUARY Ninh Binh

BEAR SANCTUARY Ninh Binh

A FOUR PAWS project in Vietnam since 2017

11/4/2021

Bear bile has been a sought-after ingredient in traditional Vietnamese medicine for 3,000 years. Despite the Vietnamese government taking measures against the cruel keeping of bears, in 2005 by banning the sale and possession of bear bile, a high number of bile bear farms remains in operation. Most of these bears spend a sad existence in tiny metal cages. Bear bile is still extracted from many of them and still traded behind closed doors. But FOUR PAWS has been tirelessly working to end bear farming in Vietnam and rescue the remaining #SaddestBears.

BEAR SANCTUARY Ninh Binh provides a new home for bears that have been rescued out of those terrible conditions. With access to both the indoor and outdoor enclosures, the bears can finally behave naturally again, after having spent years in dark and tiny cages. They can now choose to swim in the wading pools, climb on the high platforms specifically constructed for their needs, soak up the sun, play with other bears, forage for food or hide away in their dens when they want to relax.

BEAR SANCTUARY Ninh Binh website

Note: Any advertisements that may appear during the viewing of this video are unrelated to FOUR PAWS. We assume no liability for this content.

There are many things to explore for visitors at the sanctuary. From the 300-meter-long skywalk, it's possible to observe the bears eating and playing peacefully in their outdoor enclosures. From there, one can experience the first interactive exhibition about the bear species in the whole of Vietnam! The guided tour gives visitors the chance to walk near the outdoor enclosure area of the sanctuary and learn about the emotional life stories of our bears. 

It is also possible to stop by our shop to purchase some authentic souvenirs or savour traditional Vietnamese vegetarian and vegan dishes at the on-site restaurant while enjoying the tranquil views across the sanctuary. 

History

The construction of  


BEAR SANCTUARY Ninh Binh started in December 2016. A year later, the first bear, Nhi Nho, a former bile bear, was rescued. Since then we were able to rescue many more bears from private keeping and bile bear farms.

Location

Where to find us


Đường Cúc Phương - Bái Đính, Kỳ Phú, Nho Quan, Ninh Bình, Vietnam

You can find more contact information here – it is just 45 minutes from Ninh Binh, Vietnam (by car), find us on Google Maps

Social media

Follow our stories


You can find frequent updates on the BEAR SANCTUARY Ninh Binh social media channels:

Facebook
Instagram
Bear Lac at BEAR SANCTUARY Ninh Binh

Support our rescued bears

at BEAR SANCTUARY Ninh Binh

Give now

Search