Benny

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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 in a cage next to two other bears called Baby and Ben.

In July 2007 they all came to the sanctuary, Alla was released in the big enclosure and Benny joined Max, the blind bear, in a smaller enclosure. Benny was severely affected by the 27 years of captivity and looked much older than his sister. His last 3 years have been the best years of his life. He enjoyed the forest and wonderful company of Max. In a November night in 2010, at age 30 years, Benny fell asleep and did not wake up again.

He was the first bear in the Sanctuary who left forever.



Together with Maya in the Great Bear constellation

  • Ala

    Ala

    Ala was Benny’s sister and they were both 27 years old when they arrived to the Sanctuary

  • 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