PHOTOS: Moon Bear Rescue
Across China and Vietnam, thousands of endangered black bears -- known as "moon bears" for their distinctive chest markings -- live locked up behind bars, where their gall bladders are drained for a liquid prized by Traditional Chinese Medicine. (See "Moon Bears in Distress, All for the Love of Bile.") At Animals Asia's Moon Bear Rescue Center outside Chengdu, China, freed bears receive medical treatment and sanctuary. Because of the damage done at the bile farms, they can never return to the wild.