This adorable little bear cub was recently rescued in Kosovo by the animal welfare group Four Paws International. Someone was keeping him in a restaurant basement, which is against the law. When Four Paws learned of the situation, they alerted authorities and together carried out the little bear’s rescue.
The cub is now at the Bear Sanctuary Prishtina, a specialized facility that’s already home to many bears saved from neglectful conditions.
“We thank Ministry of Environment and Agency for Environment Protection for the trust in our professionalism to continue with the right treatment for the cub,” said Afrim Mahmuti, who manages the Bear Sanctuary Prishtina.
After a thorough medical examination to make sure the cub was in good health, it was time to let him explore the sanctuary grounds. Just look at the pure joy and excitement in his eyes when he walks on grass for the very first time!
Running through the grass at the sanctuary and feeling the sun on his face, you can tell this little cutie is loving his new home.
Four Paws International will care for the cub for at least the next six months until he matures into adolescence. At that time, they will decide if the bear can be released into the wild.
Hopefully this tiny darling will grow up big and strong, which will make him more suitable for future release. But for now, he is perfectly happy bouncing around the sanctuary eager to explore this new adventure!