As wildfires continued to rage in Mongolia last year, bears fled the forests for their lives and the lives of their young. Before the last winter set in, mother bears in desperate search of food and shelter were shot by scared locals, leaving three cubs orphaned. Thankfully, these young brown bears were rescued by a kind soul, and with the help of Animals Australia supporters they have finally gone home.
The news of these orphaned bears reached us through a dear friend of Animals Australia, Her Royal Highness, Princess Alia of Jordan. A head wildlife ranger in Mongolia, Tumursukh Jal, had rescued the young bears and kept them safe over the harsh Winter, but needed our help to get them back to a safe habitat.
Thanks to supporters of our Emergency Grants Program, the three juvenile brown bears were successfully released, giving them back the opportunity to live long and happy lives.