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, 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.
You can choose to sponsor Hope for either 6 months or a year (you can also send this as a gift to a loved one). Or better still, sign up for monthly or annual recurring payments to show your commitment to providing Hope with ongoing care (and helps us budget for her care throughout the year). If you are a recurring sponsor and need to update your Payment Method, LOGIN here, select PAYMENT METHODS & CHOOSE ANOTHER WAY TO PAY.
Please note: If you select the monthly payment option, the signup form will show AUD$35 monthly charge HOWEVER this will be converted to your local currency when charged to you. AUD$35 is approximately USD$24 or approximately GBP£20 or approximately EUR€21.5, as at July 2020. Monthly sponsorship contributions will be deducted automatically and you are able to cancel at any time by logging onto your account. Thank you for your ongoing support, we really appreciate it.
You can buy your very own soft Hope Bear here (give her a hug whenever you need some inspiration).