Adopt a Bear

By adopting a bear, you will be helping to provide everything rescue bears need at the Balkasar sanctuary in Pakistan, to live happy, healthy lives. You can adopt as many bears as you like, and your adoption will continue for as long as we receive your kind monthly gifts. Your support will also help protect other bears and animals in desperate need around the world. Why not take a look at the lovely bears waiting to be adopted today?

Your kindness means the world to these bears. In return they will send you cards, photos and updates about their lives, as well as the exclusive ‘Bear Essentials’ news round-up, where you can read all about the various goings on at the sanctuary, and exciting bear news from all around the world.

Adopt a bear today, and within a couple of weeks you'll receive a very special welcome from your new family member in the post. Amongst other things, your pack will contain an official certificate of adoption, photos of your bear and a fridge magnet.

picture of what you receive for adopting a bear: fridge magnet, photo strip, certificate of adoption.

With your support, we can end the cruel exploitation of bears being used in entertainment and traditional medicines around the world. Alongside our local partners, as well as rescuing bears and providing them with a safe home, vet care and nutritious food for the rest of their lives, we also provide ex-bear owners with new, cruelty-free ways to earn a living. In return they sign an agreement promising to never own a bear again.

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Marvellous Maya

“Hello, I'm Maya. My name means "graciousness”. I used to spend days tied up alone, forced to dance for tourists. Now I live happily in my forever home where I can play in the pool and spend time with my friends.

  • Female, Asiatic black bear
  • Loves: eating, sitting in the grass, the pool

Adopt me

The items you receive for your adoption: certificate, photo strip, fridge magnet.

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Playful Pooh

"Oh, hi! Sorry, I was just finishing a snack. My name's Pooh. My friends say I'm sweet, loyal, and playful. I'm blind and live in the special area of the sanctuary for disabled bears."

  • Male, Asiatic black bear
  • Loves: eating, snoozing and playing

Adopt me

The items you receive for your adoption: certificate, photo strip, fridge magnet.

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Radiant Rene

"Hello, it’s just lovely to meet you! I’m Rene, the sanctuary’s most welcoming bear. I suffered a lot in my past life, but I don't let that get in the way of enjoying my new forever home."

  • Female, Asiatic black bear
  • Loves: exploring, being naughty, making friends

Adopt me

The items you receive for your adoption: certificate, photo strip, fridge magnet.

picture of Bhoori

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Brave Bhoori

"Hi there! I’m Brave Bhoori and I love my forever home in the sanctuary. It’s such a change from my past life bear baiting. My teeth were removed when I was just a cub."

  • Female, brown Himalayan bear
  • Loves: fresh water pools and wide-open spaces

Adopt me

The items you receive for your adoption: certificate, photo strip, fridge magnet.