Over 950 bears rescued!

For 25 years Free the Bears has helped the world's most vulnerable bear species - sun, moon & sloth bears. We care for hundreds of rescued bears in our sanctuaries & help protect wild bears.

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Over 950 bears rescued!

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  • Mary Hutton registered Free the Bears in 1995. Since this time she's helped rescue over 950 bears, helped end the centuries old Indian dancing bear tradition and built rescued bear sanctuaries in 3 countries
  • Our Cambodia sanctuary, the world's largest sun bear sanctuary, is also a world leader in cub care
  • We work with government partners to rescue, research and protect captive and wild bears
  • Our Support Groups, Education & Volunteer programmes help raise awareness and much-needed funds
  • To help end bear bile farming & help more bears (& other wildlife), we're expanding our sanctuaries
Mary Hutton registered Free the Bears in 1995. Since this time she's helped rescue over 950 bears, helped end the centuries old Indian dancing bear tradition and built rescued bear sanctuaries in 3 countries
Our Cambodia sanctuary, the world's largest sun bear sanctuary, is also a world leader in cub care
We work with government partners to rescue, research and protect captive and wild bears
Our Support Groups, Education & Volunteer programmes help raise awareness and much-needed funds GET INVOLVED
To help end bear bile farming & help more bears (& other wildlife), we're expanding our sanctuaries HELP BY BECOMING A BEAR CARER