No-one knows where Hope was born. She and seven other Moon bear cubs were seized from a wildlife trader’s house in the Central Highlands of Vietnam in December 2003. Being close to the border of Laos, it is quite likely that she was stolen from the forest and illegally trafficked across the border into Vietnam.
Most probably the victim of a snare, Hope is missing a forelimb and part of a paw. This cruel way of capturing bears and other wildlife is responsible for countless deaths. Hope, however is a survivor.
By sponsoring Hope (AUD$400/year), you will be contributing to providing for her daily needs - a healthy diet, health checks, enrichment activities and a forest enclosure. You will receive a special sponsorship certificate with a photograph and information about Hope and the satisfaction that you have helped to make a difference.