ORPHANED BEAR CUB REHABILITATION KHABAROVSK
Wildlife Rehabilitation and Reintroduction Centre UTYOS
We have been helping the UTYOS since 2012, when we started to tackle issues related to wild animals. 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 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. UTYOS does not receive any state funding and has not enough admin stuff to attract much funding from foreign organisations”
Ever since, we have been supporting UTYOS in their crucial work by: helping to build an enclosure for rehabilitation of orphaned bear cubs – victims of excessive hunting and poaching in the region, acquiring of equipment to monitor animals in the wild and transport to reach injured animals, 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 permanent enclosure for him to live in, as he will never be returned to the wild due to his facial disfiguration and imprinting.