Your teddy bear protected you when you were little. Now bears around the world are in trouble and they need your help.
His Name Is Blue
Blue was just a few months old when he was rescued from horrific conditions. This little bear was being kept in a small blue box in a disgusting outhouse. He was calm and sweet, but unable to walk. Blue was stolen from his wild home because of the mistaken belief that his body parts were more valuable than his life.
You can help bears like Blue today.
Bears rescued so far
It's Not Just Blue
We're excited to introduce you to one of our partners, Free the Bears. This incredible organization is working diligently to help bears like Blue. They rescue and protect bears from the illegal wildlife trade, and provide lifelong care for injured bears at their sanctuaries. Working closely together, and with the support of friends like you, bears like Blue have a fighting chance.
Today, Blue is healthy and thriving because of friends like you. After months of around-the-clock care, veterinary help from across the world, and playtime with other cubs, Blue began to grow strong. Today he is a full-grown healthy bear, walking, running, and climbing like he was meant to.
But not all bears are so lucky. Many more still need you to save them from a cruel fate.
Bears who are rescued from the illegal wildlife trade are often so injured they can't return to the wild. Some are missing limbs from failed poaching attempts, some suffer from severe malnutrition, and some have been so mistreated that they need lifelong help in these special sanctuaries. In these safe spaces, they have around-the-clock care, plenty of nourishing food, and room to roam and romp with their fellow rescued bears. San Diego Zoo Global's expert nutrition and veterinary care ensures that these bears continue to thrive and live healthy lives.
6 of the world's 8 bear species are Endangered or Threatened
6 Out Of 8
Bears around the world face tough challenges. Habitat loss, the illegal wildlife trade, and climate change threaten 6 of the planet's 8 bear species. San Diego Zoo Global and Free the Bears are working together to save bears across the globe. But none of it would be possible without the support of donors like you. Will you join us?
Your gift will help rescue bears like Blue from a horrific fate in the jungles of Asia, keep an eye on polar bears across the Arctic, and protect brown bears at home in North America.