Tarkus the Andean bear

Tarkus

Age

Born 2018

Sex

Male

Monthly maintenance cost

$300 USD

Species

Tremarctos ornatus

Tarkus' story

Tarkus was found on the roadside by a trucker in a section between Sucre and Tarija where Andean bears are known to exist. A female bear got scared by the truck and run with the two cubs. The smallest one got a bit behind. The trucker decided to stop, capture the cub and take him to his house, where he kept the him for more than two weeks. Later he called the environmental authorities in the City of Tarija to turn him in. Capturing the cub is never a good idea, it is virtually condemning him to a life in captivity for he will never be able to learn the abilities to survive in the wild his mother would have taught him. If he would have been left alone, the mother would have come back for him later.

Tarkus stayed in Tarija for three weeks while the formal requirements were fulfilled. National authorities advised he should be sent to La Senda Verde, where there is a place for the cub, but also the experience of raising bear cubs with appropriate diet and management. He has been placed in a 6x5x6 enclosure just for him, and he has been getting well habituated to the refuge and the caretakers.

Tarkus has adapted well to the refuge and loves to play with the ball and in the water. We are currently in campaign to build him a new enclosure.

Video of Tarkus

Adopt Tarkus

In your hands - 100% Coverage- $300 Monthly

Cover the complete maintenance expenses of Tarkus, paid monthly, for one year. This plan is ideal for anyone that wants to fully cover an animal.

In two hands - 50% Coverage - $150 Monthly

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

In four hands - 25% Coverage - $75 Monthly

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

Adoption perks

Connection

We will prepare a personalised 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

Tarkus is being loved by

Ramiro García Ascarrunz

Soy boliviano, concretamente de La Paz, pero vivo en Barcelona.  He tenido la oportunidad de visitar la Senda Verda en varias ocasiones y cada vez que voy, me asombra incluso más el trabajo que se hace por los animales y cuánto se debe hacer para darles una segunda oportunidad. Desde hace un tiempo estuve viendo opciones de poder ayudar a la Senda Verda y el programa de adopción me pareció una buena manera de aportar periódicamente a esta causa que admiro tanto. Poder ayudar al osezno me encantaría también, por lo que significan los osos andinos para nuestro país.

Ramiro is covering 25% of Tarkus' expense

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