THE world’s loneliest bear who spent her complete life cooped up in a tiny cage and was pressured to carry out for a circus has been rescued.
Jambolina, 11, was taken from a squalid storage in Ukraine by animal rescue charity 4 Paws who introduced her to a Swiss resort — the place she has met different bears.
Jambolina, 11, in her hideously small case in a storage Credit score: FOUR PAWS, Svetlana Dmitrenko/Newsflash
She now appears to be like like a unique bear after making herself comfy in her new dwellingCredit score: Stiftung Arosa Baren, VIER PFOTEN/Newsflash
Pictures present the forlorn beast wanting deflated within the cage which allowed no area for her to maneuver correctly.
However she is now in bliss, with loads of area after being rescued from her hell-hole final Tuesday.
She has taken on a four-day, 1,500-mile journey to the spacious Arosa Bear Land reserve in Switzerland.
Though 4 Paws has a rescue centre in Ukraine, it at present has 22 bears which is the utmost capability.
In order that they contacted the Swiss reserve which has area they usually agreed to assist.
Jambolina’s plight got here to mild after her Ukrainian order may now not afford to take care of her as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic has closed circuses.
This offered the chance for 4 Paws to rescue her, and take her to start out a brand new life in freedom.
She was stored alone in a tiny cage and had been since she was a cub
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Katharina Braun from 4 Paws Worldwide stated: “She was stored alone in a tiny cage and had been since she was a cub.
“She was not with different bears.”
Now she has arrived, they will see to begin with if she needs to hibernate, which is one thing she would beforehand have been unable to do whereas in captivity within the cage.
They’re hoping that this pure intuition will assist her to return to her bear roots.
They highlighted the case of two different rescued bears, Amelia and Meimo, who’re additionally on the refuge and this yr adopted their instincts and went to hibernate in a man-made cave.
The poor bear had by no means met one other animal of her personal speciesCredit score: FOUR PAWS, Svetlana Dmitrenko/Newsflash
She has taken on a four-day, 1,500-mile journey to the spacious Arosa Bear Land reserve in SwitzerlandCredit score: Stiftung Arosa Baren, VIER PFOTEN/Newsflash
Non-public possession of bears in Ukraine is feasible so long as they aren’t captured within the wild and are cubs from bears already in captivity.
But cages can nonetheless be as little as 30 sq. metres and simply 3 metres excessive, and there may be little monitoring or certainly punishment for breaches of the rules.
Taras Boiko, director of 4 Paws Ukraine, stated it was a posh journey to plan the rescue particularly with the present journey restrictions.
Jambolina was then taken on a tracked snow automobile to her new dwelling within the Swizz alpinesCredit score: Stiftung Arosa Baren, VIER PFOTEN/Newsflash
She now has loads of area within the Arosa Bear Land reserveCredit score: Stiftung Arosa Baren, VIER PFOTEN/Newsflash