Phillip Island & District Historical Society

Save the Bears of Cambodia

Last updated on 22-Jun-15

At our June meeting, local Deb Youle who with her daughter Ashleigh had volunteered for two weeks helping keepers care for Moon and Sun Bears in a bear rescue centre in Cambodia, gave us a wonderful Power Point presentation showing lots of photos of the bears' behaviour, their diet, their training to present parts of their bodies and paws for veterinary inspection, and the volunteers' house where Deb and Ashleigh stayed. Deb also showed photos of the conditions under which the Cambodian people live - they are extremely poor. Photo shows Deb and PIDHS treasurer Judy Gittus.