Illegally held Sun Bears recovered from factory in Cambodia
Two Malayan sun bears were rescued after being discovered in a closed-down garment factory in Cambodia Kandal province, seized from a factory and brought to the Care for the Wild partner Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center. The rescue centre is home to a multitude of seized animals from wildlife animal part and illegal pet trade, and is visited by many tourists annually. Former factory employees alerted the authorities after factory closure- citing poor welfare standards for the two bears.
“Having been fed only milk and rice [for a long time], they were chronically overweight, especially the adult male,”
Soy Sokchea, a former worker at Yung Wah, said he believed sun bears had been kept at the factory about 10 years.
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