Happy #MoonBearMonday everyone!
Football fever may have subsided since last summer's World Cup in Brazil, but it seems somebody forgot to tell the bears at Animals Asia's Vietnam sanctuary.
The sanctuary is home to over 100 moon and sun bears rescued from the bear bile industry.
At the hands of this horrific and needless industry, bears suffer a lifetime of horrific cruelty as the bile produced in their gall bladders is coveted in traditional medicine.
Bears have been known to endure such torture for up to 30 years, but most farmed bears are starved, dehydrated and suffer from multiple diseases and malignant tumors that ultimately kill them long before.
Thankfully, survivors like those in Animals Asia's Vietnam sanctuary can live out their days free from pain thank to the generous support of animal lovers around the world.
When a group of volunteers recently visited, moon and sun bears at the sanctuary enjoyed finding tasty treats inside papier mache balls.
The bears appeared keen to impress any visiting scouts but the jury is still out on whether they have a future in the game.
The bears try to prove that four feet are better than two, with many showing remarkably good close control for such large animals.