Gift second chances (2017)

Gift second chances

Meet the rescued bears

Meet some of the residents who were given a second chance and now live freely at the Romanian bear sanctuary.

Video by: World Animal Protection

A message from Evanna Lynch

It’s the time of year to think about how we can make the world a better place for each other and our fluffy friends. Luckily, World Animal Protection has an easy way for us to make an impact – sending a World Animal Gift to animal-loving friends and family this season. I’ve been working with them for the past few years and was delighted to join them on a visit to their Zarnesti sanctuary in Romania. I will never forget being able to witness free happy bears in their natural habitat. These bears are the lucky ones who were freed from years of abuse but there are more that need help, and of course the beautiful rescued bears need feeding and taking care of. World Animal Gifts will help to support these lovely beasties. Thank you for helping save animals with me. It means the world to me but much more to the animals whose entire world is changed by your generosity.

Evanna Lynch
Luna Lovegood from the Harry Potter films and World Animal Protection ambassador.

Top left: Ina free to enjoy trees, grass and pools at the Romanian bear sanctuary. Top right: Evanna chats with our Wildlife Advisor Victor Watkins at the sanctuary. Bottom left: Evanna thanking supporters. Bottom right: Graeme, a 23-year-old bear, loves foraging and relaxing in the forest.

A second chance for Samy the bear

Watch how Samy's life has been transformed from suffering to freedom and enjoyment at the Romanian bear sanctuary.

Video by: World Animal Protection
Victor Watkins is an acclaimed zoologist and has dedicated his life to protecting bears all over the working closely with the World Animal Protection funded bear sanctuary in Romania.
"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated."
– Mahatma Gandhi