Animals Asia has announced it has rescued a male sun bear cub Wednesday, April 8 from Vietnam's remote Dien Bien province, about 500 kilometers (approx. 310 miles) west of Hanoi.
It's thought that the six-month-old cub will arrive back at Animals Asia's Tam Dao sanctuary on Thursday afternoon. You can follow their return via our live rescue timeline.
The bear has been nicknamed Goldie as he follows Animals Asia recent "three bears" rescue in Ben Tre.
The cub, now weighing around 15 kilograms (approx. 33 pounds), was confiscated from a remote village near the Laos border in late February this year. It is thought the bear was just a few months old at this time weighing only around 6 kilograms (approx. 13 pounds).