Possible age: At least 10.
Condition: Bern was rescued without the use of anesthetic meaning he's yet to receive a health check. However, a visual examination showed him to be suffering from some hair loss on his head, most likely from rubbing against the cage bars. The veterinary team strongly suspect that Bern has suffered bile extraction and are keen to give him a full health check to ascertain his condition.
What we love about him: Bern has beautiful big Mickey Mouse ears and his teeth are in surprisingly good condition for a farm bear making him an especially handsome chap.
Favorite food: Bern doesn't turn away food, but give him some bananas and watch him hoover them up in no time.
For Coco, Yogi and Bern, the horrors of the bear bile industry are over. But around 1,200 moon and sun bears remain in captivity in Vietnam suffering regular bile extraction, with more than 10,000 believed to be suffering the same fate in China.
The precious fluid produced by the bear's gall bladder is prized in traditional medicine despite the existence and widespread availability of natural and synthetic alternatives.
To date Animals Asia has rescued over 500 bears from the industry in Vietnam and China and has vowed not to stop until Asia is bear bile farm free.