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Jasper’s Story: Saving Moon Bears

by Jill Robinson and Marc Bekoff

For years Jasper, a moon bear, lived a miserable existence, held captive in a cage by bear farmers in rural China. The farmers extracted the bile from Jasper’s body and sold it to be used in traditional medicines. It’s a horrific practice and conducted on thousands of moon bears each year. But now Jasper has the chance to be free and live a life away from pain and torture. In 2000, Animals Asia, an animal welfare organization, rescued Jasper and other captive moon bears, taking them to its Moon Bear Rescue Centre. Here veterinarians attended to the bears’ wounds, hoping to give them some chance of a peaceful existence in the animal sanctuary. But after so many years of abuse Jasper’s wounds, both physical and mental, are extensive. Can Jasper mend his body and mind and finally enjoy the life he was meant to live?

Children’s book tells story of rescued moon bear


May 10, 2020 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

Sea Bear: A Journey for Survival

Happy International Polar Bear Day!
by Lindsay Moore

A solitary polar bear travels across the sea ice in pursuit of food. As the ice melts and food becomes scarce, she is forced to swim for days. Finally, storm-tossed and exhausted, she finds shelter on land, where she gives birth to cubs and waits for the sea to freeze again.

Informed by the author’s background in marine science, Sea Bear is a vivid and moving page-turner with a vital message about our changing planet. This is a gorgeously illustrated book, with the perfect marriage of scientific fact and poetry, that shows the reality of climate change and how it poses a threat to animals of the Arctic. Perfect for family and classroom sharing.

Imagine you are a polar bear.
Your coat is thick.
Your teeth are sharp.
Your front paws are paddles,
your back paws are rudders,
and you can swim for miles.
Your home has always been the sea and ice.


February 27, 2019 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

Polar Bear

Winter Song & Rhyme Lyrics

Polar bear, polar bear,
Walking here, walking there,
How I wonder where you go,
As you wonder through the arctic snow.

January 16, 2019 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

Ludovic – The Snow Gift

Directed by Co Hoedeman – 1998 | 14 min

It’s winter in a thatched cottage, home to a family of teddy bears. The young cub Ludovic dreams of tobogganing but his parents tell him he’s too little. He invents wonderful games to share with a doll that miraculously comes to life. This tender tale evokes the cozy relationship between a child and a favourite toy.

January 12, 2019 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

Black Bear

Winter Song & Rhyme Lyrics

Black bear, black bear,
Covered all in black hair,
Black bear, black bear,
Eating berries everywhere.

January 2, 2019 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

Amanda Crowe

Celebrating Amanda Crowe

Cherokee Traditions: Amanda Crowe (1928-2004)

Qualla Boundary


November 9, 2018 at 11:09 am 2 comments

The Bear Facts

Jonathan Wright | 2010 | 4 min

Nunavut Animation Lab: The Bear Facts

In this animated short, a self-important colonial explorer emerges from a sailing ship and plants a flag on the Arctic ice, as a bemused Inuit hunter looks on. Then the explorer plants another, and another, and another, while the hunter, clearly not impressed that his land has been “discovered,” quietly goes about his business. In this charming and humorous re-imagining of first contact between Inuit and European, Jonathan Wright brings us the story of a savvy hunter and the ill-equipped explorer he outwits.

February 27, 2018 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

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