Circus bear Mura wound up in the world’s biggest brown bear sanctuary in the heart of Romania’s Carpathian mountains after refusing to perform any longer, following five years of unbearable abuse.
Caged, beaten and starved by their owners, 80 bears rescued from captivity have been taken in to be healed of trauma at the “Libearty” sanctuary, but the process can be slow.
Mura for instance instinctively begins to dance at mealtimes. “She’s still afraid she won’t be fed if she doesn’t dance,” Libearty guide Paula Ciotlos told AFP.
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Source Credits: Mihaela Rodina in AFP, from Zarnesti (Romania)