Watch: Ridiculously cute and up-close Russian bear cub feeding

Through through the spring  I was able twice to travel by train to the International Fund for Animal Welfare bear rehabilitation center 300 miles northwest of Moscow. Through sixteen years of IFAW support to the project I had been there tens and tens of times. But always it is incredible and heart touching experience to be with the baby bears and being allowed to bottle fed them. There were at the time eight bear cubs born this winter: all of them cute and still tiny.  They were kept at the bear “den house” . Meanwhile at the forest enclousure a mile away three bear cubs, born a year ago, have just finished their winter hibernation.

In this video, you can see bears being fed by IFAW staff and then being put back into their enclosures (sleeping boxes) at the den house. Team members work very hard to ensure the bears have very little human contact as possible, in this way, they are better able to return and live on their own in the wild. Today the cubs are at the forest enclosure experiencing the first touch with the wild life.

I hope you enjoy the video.

--MV

Comments: 6

 
Anonymous
2 years ago

great work and great love thank you for help protecting and saving these beautiful bears...thank you!!

 
Anonymous
2 years ago

Your video really made me smile. It warms my heart to see people giving so much love to animals. Somebody needs to watch out for them! They are not scary... they are just misunderstood because they dont have a voice. The ecosystem needs them. God bless you and all my best wishes for your work. :)

 
Anonymous
2 years ago

I feel it is possible that we can triumph over all the cruelty that is inflicted on animals when I see people like you at work. Thank you for caring for the bears so much.

 
Anonymous
2 years ago

I APPRECIATE what u do....its really awesome...wish I could do such a wonderfull thing!

 
Anonymous
2 years ago

Thank you for caring about one of God's most cherished creations,The world needs more people like you all..Many Blessings!

 
Anonymous
2 years ago

thank u all 4 ur hard work to save those baby bears ,,,,,, its so heart warming to see u care so much abut wild lives xxxx thank u all again xxxxx

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