Friday, March 16, 2012

The Care Bear Program

The Care Bear Program

Aruma (4 1/2 year old male) and Tipnis (1 year old female) are Andean Bears, a disappearing species, also known commonly as the Spectacle Bear.
We need extremely reliable Volunteers who can dedicated at least 4 weeks (28 days) straight of their time to caring and enriching the lives of these Bears,.

Week 1 Volunteers responsibilities include:
-Moving through the regular rotating roster of La Senda Verde Volunteering Program to gain a good feel for the Refuge.
- Cleaning, caring, and feeding Birds, Wildcat, Monkeys, Turtles and various other animals.
- Documenting feeding and behavioral habits.

Week 2-4 Volunteer will be introduced to Full Time Bear Care.
Responsibilities include:

- Preparing Food and Feeding Bears.
- Cleaning Aruma's Enclosure and Tipnis Cage.
- Reporting each day to the on sight Veterinarians feeding and behavioral habits of the Bears.
- Working on enrichment projects to keep the Bears active mentally and physically.
- Checking the perimeter and electric fence of Aruma's cage daily.
- Helping to construct the New Bear Enclosure for Tipnis as she is growing out of her cage.
- Overall helping give these Bears a better life and the attention to detail they need.
* Please note: You may also be asked to help with the responsibilities mentioned in week 1.

Is one upfront payment of 3780 Bolivianos ($19.56 US/day approximately) for the full 1 months stay and includes:

- Shared Accommodation in the Volunteers quarters.
- Hot showers
- Sheets
- Towels
- Laundry Facilities
- 3 meals/day
- Food and medicine for the Bears you are caring for

This is a full time work of love and we are able to give successful Volunteers plenty of support and guidance along the way from our on sight Veterinarians and Staff.
If you think you are up to this once in a lifetime rewarding challenge please apply and help make the difference in these Bears lives.

To apply please email Vicky at
Or contact us through our website


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