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Give Suzie and Bubloo a new life!

UPDATE: Suzie and Bubloo have been rescued! They safely arrived in Jordan in the sanctuary ‘’Al Ma’Wa for Nature and Wildlife” The departure of Suzie and Bubloo, means there are finally no more animals left in the notorious zoo in Islamabad, which is finally closing its gates for good.

This was made possible after the approval of relocation by the Ministry of Climate Change and the Islamabad Wildlife Management Board and last but not least because of the warm-hearted support of people like you. You can still help Suzie and Bubloo by donating for their future care!


This bear pair was found in the infamous Marghazar Zoo in Islamabad, Pakistan. The ZOO was shut down by the Islamabad High Court due to poor animal care in the facility and bad management. Many animals suffered and died there in the past years and just a few were left there when we arrived.

Suzie and Bubloo are only about 17 years old, but both are missing most of their teeth. We couldn’t get much information about them except they were used in the past as dancing bears performing in front of public audiences. The animals were found isolated and apathic.

Suzie was in an especially miserable condition. She had extremely long claws but that was the slimmest problem. Immediately after our arrival our veterinarian expert had to execute a life saving surgery. Weeks after fighting to improve their future we were finally granted a court order which gives us the opportunity to transfer them to Al Ma'wa Wildlife Reserve, a partnership sanctuary between Princess Alia Foundation and FOUR PAWS in Jordan. There, we face another challenge – Building a new 5,000 m’ bear enclosure to ensure the best animal welfare standards for these poor animals.

To achieve these goals we need your support. Your donation will ensure that we can give a better life and future to Suzie and Bubloo. Your generous gift today will enable us to relocate them to a new home where they new life can finally begin, more than 3,500 kilometres away from their former lives in the notorious Pakistani ZOO.

We are so grateful for the support of everybody on-site, who worked hard to make this rescue mission a success. Without the incredible financial support of American businessman Eric S. Margolis and last but not least warm-hearted supporters like you, this wouldn't be possible.

Thank you for your support!