Ala

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Ala was Benny’s sister and they were both 27 years old when they arrived to the Sanctuary. During these long years, they had to get used to the miserable conditions from the same zoo in Buhuşi, where Baby and Ben lived also.

When they arrived to the Sanctuary in July 2007, Ala was released in the big enclosure and Benny joined Max, in a smaller enclosure. Being affected by the long years of prison, aged 30, Benny fell asleep one night in November 2011, and never woke up again.

Ala enjoyed the forest in her old fashioned way, taking long walks or sleeping almost all day long and keeping Benny’s and Maya’s memory alive, for five more years, by telling stories about them to the younger bears.

She left to meet Benny, in the Great Bear Constellation, on November 15, 2016



Together with Maya in the Great Bear constellation

  • Benny

    Benny

    Benny came to the sanctuary with his sister Alla. Both were 27 years old when they arrived at the sanctuary. All these years they had to live with the miserable conditions at the same zoo where they lived

  • Charles

    Charles

    Charles was imprisoned for almost 40 years old in a rusty cages of the Ethnographic Museum in Vrancea department. He did not have an official name, but volunteers from the Center for “Wildlife Rescue

  • Eva

    Eva

    After 32 years in prison, Eva stepped on the sanctuary grass and enjoyed the pool water, two things that the old female had completely during her life at the Braila Zoo. There she lived with her son

  • Kodiak

    Kodiak

    Kodiak lived a life of misery at Onesti Zoo, which was closed by the authorities because of very bad conditions offered to the animals

  • Marinica

    Marinica

    Marinică was found as a small cub in the forest. His mother was probably killed and he was easily taken away, as nobody was there to protect him.

  • Marița

    Marița

    Mariţa was the oldest ex-resident of a Zoo in Roman, where she lived together with three other bears (Suzi, Bobiță and Ursi)

  • Max

    Max

    Max was born in 1997. Being only few months old, he was held captive in the town of Sinaia, near the famous Peleş Castle. There, the tourists passing by would pay for a photograph next to the bear

  • Maya

    Maya

    In the courtyard of a hotel near Bran Castle, in a dirty cage with metal bars and cement floor, living Maya. Whole days waiting and hoping that someone would bring her something to eat

  • Nadia

    Nadia

    Nadia and Igor were brother and sister and they came from a Zoo in Tecuci (Galati County). Next to the cage of the two lived Cocolina.

  • Ursula

    Ursula

    Ursula was a unique bear. All of the bears at the Libearty sanctuary are European brown bears but Ursula an Asiatic black bear. In fact she was the oldest of the former prisoners of Buhuşi Zoo