Bear Rescued After 17 Years In Captivity For Entertainment Purposes


A bear who’d spent her entire life in captivity is finally going to get a taste of freedom.

Martha is a 17-year-old brown bear who spent the first years of her life in a circus in Ukraine. Then, she became a tourist attraction for a restaurant. She was kept in a small concrete enclosure, and was not fed well, said the animal welfare group Four Paws. Four Paws was finally able to remove Martha from her cage.

She’ll move to a bear sanctuary, where she’ll join nearly 30 other rescued bears.


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