Animals Asia on Wednesday saved one Tibetan bear which has been kept for 15 years at a farm in Lao Cai Province. Health check for the bear The Forest Protection Department and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development had issued and official document to ask for a rescue of a bear donated by the local. Animals Asia then quickly completed procedures with Lao Cai Forest Protection Department and the owner to take the bear to Vietnam Bear Rescue Centre. According to the owner, his family raises the bear since 2003 when it was still a cub. The cage is clean and the bear can move around. He also visited Vietnam Bear Rescue Centre and saw how the bears were taken care of before donating the bear. In his letter, he expressed a desire to give the bear to the rescue centre so that it will be able to live in a more suitable environment. Two bears have been transferred to the Hoang Lien Rescue and Conservation Centre. There are still four bears being kept at private farms. The Animals Asia has been helping Hoang Lien Centre with veterinary expertise and technical assistance since last year. Last month, the Animals Asia successfully rescued five bears from Tien Giang Province, making it a total 199 rescued bears. According to the Forest Protection Department, nearly 800 bears are still being kept at private farms in Vietnam and only a few hundreds of bears left in the wild.