Marinica

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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. He was sold to a zoo from Slatina, where he spent 14 years. The accommodation period was the most difficult. Then the time passed by, he grew up and lived his life thinking that this is how a bear lives like. When Fiona joined him and later Attila too, he realised that he’s not the only one living a boring and useless life and his hopes and dreams about freedom were shattered. 

However, in November 2010 his hopes and dreams got wings again and this time they were about to come true. Just a few days after his arrival to the Sanctuary, Attila and Fiona came too. They used to enjoy each other’s company and sometimes took long baths or climbed trees together.

Although he had friends and a lot of food, the long period of time he had spent in captivity made him go to and live, forever, in the Great Bear constellation, at the age of 21. 



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

  • 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

  • Cristi

    Cristi

    In 2005, Cristi and Lidia were the first inhabitants of the Libearty sanctuary Cristi was born in 1981 and was caught from the wild as a cub.

  • 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

  • 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