Aruma the Andean Bear

ARUMA

Age

Born 2008

Sex

Male

Monthly maintenance cost

$650 USD

Species

Spectacled bear

Tremarctos ornatus

Aruma's story

He is the first bear to arrive and was the game-changer for LSV. After he arrived we knew that our mission was to shelter and rescue animals. Aruma means “night” in Aymara language. A little boy and his dad had stumbled in the forest with a mother bear with two cubs. The mother and one of the cubs rolled down but the other cub stood there frozen. The cub was taken by the little boy and was trying to sell it in the town of Quime. The doctor in town noticed that the cub had a terrible diarrhea, called the police and the bear cub was confiscated from the little boy. The doctor arrived in La Paz at 4 am, and called Animals SOS. Aruma stayed with a volunteer for 2 months while he was getting medical treatment, until he was sent to La Senda Verde in December 2007. Aruma turned 10 years old in July 2017.

Aruma slideshow

Adopt Aruma

In your hands - 100% Coverage- $650 Monthly

Cover the complete maintenance expenses of Aruma. Paid monthly, for one year. This plan is ideal for school groups or businesses. The expenses of a bear are great. If you are a person or a family and wish to fully cover an animal, we recommend you try another animal with lesser monthly cost.

In two hands - 50% Coverage - $325 Monthly

Cover half the maintenance expenses of Aruma. Paid monthly, for one year. The other half will be available to other potential adoptive parents. Great plan if you love bears and wish to adopt one but can’t cover the full expense.

In four hands - 25% Coverage - $163 Monthly

Cover one fourth the maintenance expenses of Aruma. Paid monthly, for one year. The other three fourths will be available to other potential adoptive parents. Great plan if you love bears and wish to adopt one but can’t cover the full expense.

Adoption perks

Connection

We will prepare a monthly personalized report about your beloved animal with photos & videos so you stay in touch with him/her.

Visit

Who loves me gives you the possibility to visit your adopted animal in real life if you decide to come visit us.

Certificate

Beautiful digital certificate with your name, your loved animal and period covered. For you to print and show everyone you care.

Guarantee

Who loves me guarantees that 100% of your monthly donation is used in the care of the animal and is 100% ecological

Aruma is being loved by

No current donors

Aruma has currently no adoptive parents. He is getting everything he needs. Adopting him will allow us to economically leave him in your hands and invest in better housing for him and the never-stop incoming animals.

To adopt Aruma fill out this formulaire