After 10 years of captivity, six Asian black bears have been rescued from a farm in Buon Ma Thuot City in the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak Province.
Police in Kon Tum Province in the Central Highlands are looking for the person advertising tiger and bear claws on Facebook.
Two captive moon bears reached the mainland last night after spending four years on the remote Ba Mun Island in the northern Quang Ninh Province.
Three Asian Black bears (Ursus thibetanus) in captivity on two private farms in Ben Tre and Ba Ria - Vung Tau provinces have been saved by Animals Asia Foundation and have been transferred to Vietnam Bear Rescue Center in Tam Dao National Park, northern Vinh Phuc province after four days of being transported 2,000 km.
Several experts and doctors have warned about the potential risks owners and their families run when keeping wild animals in enclosure at private homes, including serious infections and losing limbs or even lives.
A campaign was launched in Ho Chi Minh City on October 4 to raise public awareness of the need to prevent illegal trade of rhinos and bears in Vietnam.