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Beautiful Golden Moon Bear Is Often Mistaken For A Lion

Meet Brandy! The most beautiful moon bear in the world! 

Brandy was rescued in 1999, by Free the Bears, when she was found clinging to a tree in Southern California, once a forested area that was converted to a palm oil plantation. Now Brandy currently resides at the Cambodia Bear Sanctuary, which is the world's largest sun bear sanctuary. And according to Free the Bears, Brandy is a gentle bear.

Brandy is a Golden moon bear, which is an extremely rare genetic color phase of moon bear. Whenever she emerges from the trees, you see a burst of golden yellow and because of her beautiful coloring, she is often mistaken for a lion! 

Sun bears and moon bears are both vulnerable species listed on the IUCN Red List. You can help by sponsoring Brandy or even become a Bear Carer, all for less than the usual cup of coffee per week! 

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"Peace by Piece" is a program put in place by Animals Asia with a goal to transform a bile farm into a sanctuary for the moon bears it once held captive in horrendous conditions. This baby moon bear, Smudge, is doing very well and is loving life after being rescued from a horrible future of captivity.

Smudge, a four month old cub found on Nanning Bear Farm has become the first bear to enjoy an enrichment programme leaving staff confident she will enjoy a bright future. Born just a few months before Animals Asia began transforming the facility as part of Peace by Piece, Smudge is the last bear that will ever be bred in captivity on the site...