The LWRC/WFFT wildlife rescue team was again called upon this week for a rescue assisting the Lao government. This time we were called in to rescue a bear from the house of a suspected Vietnamese drug-dealer who had fled the country just hours before the raid. When authorities started to tear down part of the house they found a cage in the back of the compound with a ive Asiatic Black Bear! The bear had been there probably for a few years, and authorities needed assistance with the removal and future care of the bear. The Laos Wildlife Rescue Center was more than happy to offer assistance with the actual rescue operation and provide a new home to this unfortunate bear “Teddy”.