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Rescued Circus Bear Starts a New Chapter of Freedom After Two Decades in Captivity

Rescued Circus Bear Starts a New Chapter of Freedom After Two Decades in Captivity

A Circus Bear, Imprisoned for 20 Years, Begins a Journey to Freedom and a New Life.

An older bear, who has spent the majority of her life trapped in a small cage as part of a traveling circus, is now breaking free from the confines that have restricted her for two decades. Thanks to the collective efforts of animal welfare organizations and caring individuals, this brave bear is embarking on a remarkable transformation, leaving behind a life of confinement and stepping into a world of vast open spaces and natural surroundings. Join us as we witness the inspiring beginning of this bear’s journey, filled with hope, liberation, and the opportunity to rediscover her innate wild nature.

Image source: WHITE ROCK bear shelter

Circuses are not suitable environments for animals, and Chada, a Himalayan bear, was all too familiar with the hardships of circus life.

Image source: WHITE ROCK bear shelter

We can all acknowledge that animals thrive best in their natural habitats, but unfortunately, many animals are forced to live in conditions that are vastly different from what they should experience. Apart from species targeted for their valuable body parts, there are also animals bred in captivity and subjected to captivity for the purpose of entertainment and tourism.

Chada is an unfortunate bear who was born and raised in captivity. She endured a life confined within the confines of a circus, spending two decades confined to a cramped cage. As a result, her eyesight has significantly deteriorated, and she now faces nearly complete blindness.

The Save Wild Foundation quickly arrived at the location and successfully rescued Chada, the Himalayan bear.

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Her previous owners likely believed that she was too old to be useful for their business, so they abandoned her in an empty garage. Fortunately, someone spotted her confined in the cage and immediately contacted the White Rock Bear Shelter in Kyiv, Ukraine.

Upon receiving the call, the dedicated team from the foundation, led by their zoologist, Marina, swiftly arrived to rescue the distressed animal and transported her to the Wild Rock Bear Shelter. Once Chada settled into her new home at the shelter, she received proper veterinary care and was given an environment that closely resembled her natural habitat.

Image source: WHITE ROCK bear shelter

Chada felt a sense of wonder and excitement as she took her first steps into the world outside her confinement.

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“When we released her, first time in an enclosure, it’s always an emotional moment because it’s a first time when bears see grass and see water.” shared Marina. “She searched and investigated everything around her.

Chada belongs to a special type of brown bear called Ursus arctos isabellinus, which is found in the Himalayan region of Middle Asia. Typically, these bears are quite large, measuring about 9.19 feet in height and weighing around 456.36 pounds. However, due to her years spent in a cramped cage, Chada is smaller than usual, weighing only 260 pounds. Additionally, she is considered an endangered species, so she is kept safely in an enclosed area at the shelter. The caretakers at the shelter are concerned about her delicate body and want to ensure she is protected from any harm that other species may unintentionally cause.

Although Chada hasn’t had many opportunities to interact with other bears, it doesn’t mean she doesn’t enjoy her new life.

Image source: GeoBeats Animals

In her enclosure, Chada has plenty of space to move around and explore. She has a cozy den and a warm box for the winter months, as well as a small pool to cool off in during the summer. Chada loves to roam around her enclosure, frolic in the grass, and she especially adores splashing around in her pool.

Image source: WHITE ROCK bear shelter

However, Chada also values her relaxation time and can get a bit grumpy when the other wolves and bears make too much noise. It’s almost like she’s a grandmother who appreciates some peace and quiet!

Image source: WHITE ROCK bear shelter

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Polar Bear, the Best Boy, Passes Away at Nearly 20 Years Old

Polar Bear, the Best Boy, Passes Away at Nearly 20 Years Old

Unfortunate news from the North Carolina Zoo as they grieve the passing of their dear polar bear, Payton. The male polar bear passed away while being moved to another zoo, the Louisville Zoo, for a polar bear breeding partnership.

The zoo’s animal care team is saddened by the loss of Payton, who had been with them since January 2021. This move was suggested by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, and a skilled care team accompanied Payton during the transfer.

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On the way to the Louisville Zoo, the care team regularly checked on Payton. Unfortunately, just two hours from the destination, they found him unresponsive. They hurried him to a nearby large animal veterinarian, where he was confirmed dead.

A necropsy showed some signs of heart disease, a tumor on his adrenal gland, and moderate osteoarthritis due to his advanced age. Further testing will be done to figure out the exact cause of his death.

Payton’s zoo journey began at the Brookfield Zoo, where he was born on November 8, 2003. He also spent time at the Memphis Zoo before coming to the North Carolina Zoo.

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His caretakers have warm memories of him, and one of the polar bear keepers, Melissa Vindigni, shared, “He was the best boy bear, and it was a privilege and honor to have earned his trust.”

A thorough investigation will be conducted to find out more about how Payton passed away, as zoo officials aim to understand the circumstances of this unfortunate event.

The North Carolina Zoo stated that they did “routine checks” during the journey, but they didn’t give specific details.

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Upon hearing the news, WLKY contacted the Louisville Zoo, which offered condolences for the passing of Payton, the polar bear. The Louisville Zoo expressed sympathy to its colleagues at the North Carolina Zoo, recognizing the sadness of losing such a beloved animal. The Louisville Zoo stands in solidarity with the North Carolina Zoo during this difficult time.

It’s important to mention that the Louisville Zoo currently has only one polar bear, a 12-year-old female named Qannik. Rescued from Alaska’s North Slope, her presence highlights the ongoing efforts to protect and conserve polar bears globally.

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Shelter Reconnects Unhoused Woman with Her Dog and Promises Support After Seeing Pet with a Note

Shelter Reconnects Unhoused Woman with Her Dog and Promises Support After Seeing Pet with a Note

McKamey Animal Center posted on Facebook to get in touch with the dog’s owner. The dog was found with a note, and now the center is assisting the pet parent and her family.

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A Tennessee animal shelter brought together a homeless woman with her cherished dog, Lilo. The shelter discovered the dog with a note from the owner, explaining that she couldn’t afford to keep her.

As per a Facebook post on January 24 by McKamey Animal Center (MAC), a kind person found Lilo roaming in Chattanooga with a note attached to her collar. The Good Samaritan brought the dog to the shelter.

“Please keep my name. My name is Lilo,” read the note attached to Lilo’s collar, according to the McKamey Animal Center’s post, which also included a photo of the dog. “Please love me. My mom can’t keep me and is homeless with 2 kids. She tried her best but can’t get help. I cost too much for her.”

“She really loves me, and I’m a great dog and loved to be loved on,” the note continued, adding, “Please don’t abuse me.”

Image source: Mckamey Animal Center

In their Facebook post about the situation, MAC wrote a message addressed “to Lilo’s mom,” with the aim of reaching out to the dog’s owner.

“We want you to know she is safe, and we will take the very best care of her. She will be loved by our staff and volunteers, we will keep her name, and we promise you we will do our best to find her a wonderful new home. But if you are reading this, we hope you will come forward to reclaim her,” the shelter wrote to Lilo’s mom.

“We will help you with whatever you need to care for her, to the best of our ability. Lilo definitely misses you, and we would like nothing more than to see her go back to the family she loves. Either way, please know that we understand, we will not judge, and we are here to help in any way we can,” the McKamey Animal Center added.

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Shortly after receiving kind messages for Lilo’s mom, the shelter posted an update, letting everyone know that they had found the owner.

On January 25, McKamey Animal Center posted a picture on social media showing Lilo and her owner hugging.

“While we can’t share a lot of the details with you yet, we are actively working with the family to set them up with a safe haven, shelter, and resources to stay together and tackle homelessness. We are thankful for everyone who has advocated for the family, and shared our post. We are amazed at the outpouring of support. It truly takes a community, and you all have certainly shown us how powerful ours is — thank you so much,” the shelter added in the post.

To wrap up the post, MAC suggested that those touched by Lilo and her owner’s story think about adopting a rescued pet. The shelter also provided ideas on how pet owners can give back and assist other people.

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Stray Dog Seeks Help, Jumps into Police Car with a Note on Her Collar

Stray Dog Seeks Help, Jumps into Police Car with a Note on Her Collar01

The Platteville Police Department in Wisconsin is looking for Lola’s owner.

Image source: Platteville Wi Police Department

A smart dog figured out how to get assistance when she ended up alone in a park.

Last Friday, the Platteville Police Department (PPD) in Wisconsin got a call about a stray dog, as shared in a Facebook post by the department. When an officer reached Moundview Park, a female dog approached and jumped into the officer’s vehicle.

“This sweet girl came right over to the officer and jumped in the squad,” the post added.

Image source: Platteville Wi Police Department

After the dog hopped into the car, the officer checked her out and found a pink collar with a handwritten note. The note said, “Please help, take me to a shelter. My name is Lola.”

Since it seems like Lola might be lost or abandoned, the PPD is seeking the public’s help in finding her original owners. They posted on Facebook, saying, “We would like to speak with them,”

Image source: Platteville Wi Police Department

Lola has been temporarily taken in by the authorities while the PPD looks into her history. In Platteville, it’s against the law to abandon animals, as per a local ordinance.

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