Meet Playful Pooh
Male, Asiatic black bear
Pooh is a small and friendly 10-year-old bear who was rescued from the bear baiting ring in 2015. Years of cruel abuse have left him blind.
Today, Pooh is too fragile to live in the main enclosure of Balkasar sanctuary with the other bears. Instead, he lives in a special area devoted to disabled bears. Here, staff can give Pooh all the care he needs.
Pooh's favourite activities are playing, sleeping, and - most importantly - eating. He eats a lot for such a small bear! His favourite foods are roti (a nutritious flat bread) and juicy apples, and he gets very excited when he hears the food cart coming. At night, Pooh likes to sleep at the front entrance of the den, loyally protecting his fellow bears.
Would you like to look after Playful Pooh?
Adopt Pooh today and receive a special welcome from your new friend very soon.