Meet Playful Pooh
Male, Asiatic black bear
Pooh, whose name means 'innocent', is a small and friendly 10-year-old bear. He was rescued from a life of brutal bear baiting in 2015. The result of these years of cruel abuse has sadly left Pooh completely blind.
Pooh is too fragile to live in the main enclosure of Balkasar sanctuary with all the other bears. Instead, he lives in the special area of the sanctuary devoted to disabled bears. Here, sanctuary staff can give Pooh all the special care he needs.
Pooh's favourite activities are playing, sleeping, and most importantly, eating - and he eats a lot for such a small bear! His favourite foods are roti (a nutritious flat bread) and juicy apples. Pooh gets very excited when he can hear the sound of the food cart trundling towards him at meal times.
At night, Pooh likes to sleep at the front entrance of the den, loyally protecting his fellow bears.
Adopt Pooh today and receive a special welcome from your new friend very soon.
Would you like to look after little Pooh? Give him a forever home.