Our family devoted many years to the Owner of Russian forest, powerful and gorgeous animal – Brown Bear. The elder generation of the Pazhetnov family in far 70th of the previous century started researches of this species' ecology and behavior and the forming of orphan bear cubs' behavior from the birth till 2 years old.
The researches' results confirmed the possibility of saving, raising bear cubs, left without mother, and their returning to the wild, where they are able to adopt, find the territory for living, "date" with wild bear and reproduce offspring.
So, in 1995 the work, aimed at orphan bear cub raising was started. Over 20 years our Center was acting as the project of International Fund for Animal Welfare. But some time ago it appeared to be necessary to found the legal entity, as well searching and raising funds for operating. As a result in October 19, 2018 the Autonomous non-profit organization "Orphan Bear Rescue Center" was founded, and TODAY OUR CENTER IS 2 YEARS OLD!
Is it much or not? We suppose, it is not important. The important thing is that in nowaday difficult situation our organization managed to survive these 2 years! And to survive successfully – 34 bear cubs, left without mother, were saved, raised and returned to the wild! We hope and believe that we will be able to continue our work for many years, which turned for us to be the way of life, rather than work…
However, without the support from compassionate people it would be impossible! It concerns both financing, and, for sure, the warm and heart support, which we receive from you – our readers and followers. We sincerely thank ALL, who takes part in the lives of orphan bear cubs! Thank you for your warm words, kind wishes which are so necessary and so heart touching!
We are very grateful to the Born Free Foundation
, Lush russia
and many other companies and private donors for financial and informational support, which are so important for us to continue saving and raising baby bears, whose lives started so tragically, and to return them to the wild!
We are grateful to our friends from Wild Nature Hospital
, who provide the veterinarian support to our bear cubs for many years, and in any time of a day or a night are ready to come to help, if one of our baby bears is in danger.
We are grateful to CAF (Charities Aid Foundation)
for the highly professional level of legal assistance of the OBRC' activities and for their responsiveness and friendliness!
We are grateful to the team of LLC «Cloudpayments»
for the operational technical support!
Thank you ALL that you stay with us! We hope that every time, when you see our baby bears, you are smiling, and it means that "bear-therapy" is useful and the world is becoming kinder!