Rehabilitation And Reintroduction
Wildlife Rehabilitation and Reintroduction Centre UTYOS
With 4800 pounds or 0.4 Bitcoin we can rehabilitate and release one orphaned bear cub back to the wild.
Help us make it a reality!
We have been working with the UTYOS since 2012, when we started to tackle issues related to wild animals. Anna read about a former travelling zoo tiger in need of a life-saving surgery and reached out to offer help. The CENTRE is located in the Sikhote-Alin Nature Reserve in the Russian Far East and was established in 1991 to protect the unique biodiversity and threatened wildlife species in the region.
UTYOS is the life work of Kruglov family since 1991, launched by tiger expert Vladimir Kruglov, and continued by his son and daughter Eduard and Lyudmila.
The main goals of the Centre are to protect the unique ecosystems, and preserve the endangered animal and plant species in the Russian Far East – one of the world’s richest biodiversities. Centre’s Programmes are:
- Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation
- Orphan Bear Cub Rehabilitation
- Supplemental Feeding
According to WWF-Russia “UTYOS is the only Centre for rehabilitation of wild animals in the Russian Far East”, however, despite their effective and unique work, UTYOS does not receive any state funding and has very little support from international organizations.
In November 2014 some of our lucky team members visited UTYOS. According to the founder, Anna Kogan, “the team has unique experience and know-how of Amur Tiger conservation. If no recurring support appears – its vital work will likely screech to a halt.”
Ever since, we have been supporting UTYOS in their crucial work by virtue of our abilities, from helping to build an enclosure for rehabilitation of orphaned bear cubs – victims of excessive hunting and poaching in the region, acquisition of ecquipment to monitor animals in the wild and transport to reach injured animals, when needed, building an electric fence and CCTV to keep rescue cubs or other animals in rehabilitation safe from predators to sponsoring a life-saving surgery for a former travelling zoo resident endangered Amur (Siberian) tiger Zhorik and building a large permanente enclosure for him to live in, as he will never be returned to the wild due to his facial disfiguration and imprinting.