Saved from a sure death in a fur farm, Tuzik is now one of the happiest animals in Totem. Let’s start from the beginning. Tuzik was born in a fur farm. Considered concentration camps for animals, these facilities usually provide fur-bearers with basic care – enough to make them grow gorgeous pelts that will then be harvested.… Continue reading Tuzik the feisty fox
This morning, our telephone rang. It was Eduard, the director of Utyos, calling us with some news: the bear cubs at their facility are not eight anymore, they are ten! Two more cubs were brought to the sanctuary in the last few weeks: one of them was found sleeping, alone and emaciated, in a farmer’s barn, probably… Continue reading Finally!
We Did It! Thanks to all of you we managed to Save Totem Animals! With your help we were able to raise enough funds (3200 pounds) to build new spacious and more suitable enclosures with plenty of enrichment for Manya the bear, Atos the mountain lion and Agat the leopard (on the picture), three largest residents… Continue reading Good News from Totem!
This Halloween we wanted to sweeten your day by giving you some good news: the bears that are currently in the Utyos rescue and rehabilitation centre are still alive and growing! Earlier this year, Utyos received eight bear cubs from different mothers, who had been most probably killed by hunters. Half-starved and extremely stressed, the… Continue reading The Bear Necessities
Please SHARE this post and DONATE! BIG THANKS to everyone for your SUPPORT and DONATION so far to our fundraiser. Today we have already collected nearly 10 % and the rest is GBP 3,265. The bear Manya is one of the residents of the Animal Rehabilitation Centre Totem located in Tomsk, Russia. A few weeks… Continue reading Totem Updates
Three weeks ago, an unthinkable tragedy struck the animal rehabilitation centre Totem in Tomsk, Russia. After years of sleepless nights, stress and struggle to raise enough funds to run the centre, that cares for over 250 wild animals, at the young age of 37 its founder, Maria Vtorushina, suddenly died after suffering a severe stroke.… Continue reading A tragedy stricken animal rehabilitation centre Totem in Russia is fighting to survive