Friday, September 10, 2010

One Happy Bear

A pet shop in Kuwait seemingly can acquire anything anyone might like to purchase. Completely wrong of course. The sooner it becomes a legal requirement to pass an examination in care and husbandry before you can purchase any living creature (including cats, dogs, mice etc) the happier I will be.
They currently have a lion cub on offer and at one time had a bear.

Lion Cub

I wonder who is the most irresponsible. The pet shop for offering it for sale or whoever bred it and sold it to the pet shop. Whatever. It is wrong.

Happily there was a happier ending to the story of the bear. It was 'rescued' and placed in Kuwait Zoo. Please take a look at the video below. I believe it shows the very first time the bear was given access to the enclosure. Although quite bleak in comparison to many bear enclosures I have seen (Some of the best in Vietnam, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and China) the bear is undoubtedly having a really wonderful time.

The next step will be a companion and an enrichment programme, I don't doubt.

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you...we are as kuwait zoo staff We're still trying as much as possible and make every effort to rescue these animals from the hands of smugglers animals...
    Thank you again Zoo-digest .