A bear rescued from a bile farm, has the sweetest reaction when realizing he’s finally free. Kept in tiny cages for nearly a decade, the massive animal just can’t believe his eyes he’s swimming for the very first time. His uncontrollable reaction of joy was caught on camera and it is nothing short of heartwarming!
But nothing of these would not have been possible if it wasn’t the nice people from Animals Asia, a charity group in Hong Kong, specialized in saving animals in need. Thanks to them, so many wild creatures were saved from the saddest life. It is what happened with Tuffy, a moon bear. For too many years, the gentle bear was caged and used for medical purposes at a bile farm.
After over 9 years and huge efforts from animal rights activist, Tuffy finally got the chance to live his life peacefully. Rescued from the miserable place where he has been forced to live, the bear was taken to one of Animals Asia’s sanctuaries. But the tough life he has been through left too many physically and emotionally wounds onto the poor bear.
Nonetheless, neither his poor vision, nor his jaw multiple woulds didn’t stop Tuffy to fully enjoy his moment of freedom. Taken to a lovely sanctuary in Vietnam, the rescued bear is about to experience swimming for the very first time in his life. But not before undergoing surgery and fully recovery!
“Coming from years of little or no water, for Tuffy this must feel like a true oasis after being parched and in pain for so long,” Louise Ellis from Animals Asia wrote on the charity’s website.
Watch the emotional moment Tuffy jumps for joy, just like a baby, when he goes into a pool for the first time!