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If you have ever been wild about bears and wanted to learn more about why they are threatened in Cambodia then this is your chance! You will get to go behind the scenes and learn what it takes to look after more than 100 rescued bears on a daily basis whilst working alongside their keepers to prepare special treats to keep the bears happy and healthy in their forested sanctuary. Best of all, by taking part in this unique experience you’ll know that you have contributed directly towards helping care for bears and hundreds of other animals rescued from the illegal wildlife trade.
Your Day at a Glance
0700 : Pick-up from your guesthouse by car or tuk-tuk 0830 Arrive at the wildlife rescue centre and meet the keepers on a tour of the bear sanctuary
1000 : Help the keepers prepare enrichment toys for the bears then enjoy a quick tour of some of the other endangered species kept at Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Centre
1230 : Traditional Khmer lunch (Vegetarians catered for) and a bit of time to rest in a hammock 1330 Help the keepers hide food in the bear’s forest enclosures and watch them enjoy the fruits of your labour
1600 : Leave the centre to return to your guesthouse by 17.30
Please note that direct contact with the bears is not possible under any circumstances, these are rescued wild animals and we want them to enjoy as natural a life as possible!
Free the Bears Fund is a registered charity dedicated to protecting, preserving and enriching the lives of bears throughout the world. Working in partnership with the Cambodian Forestry Administration since 1997, more than 150 bears have been rescued from illegal wildlife traders, hunters and captivity and given safe sanctuary in world-class facilities.
Bear Keep for a Day is a programme that can be woven into your Symbiosis Custom Travel holiday during your visit to the capital, Phnom Penh