Four elderly bears were captured on video experiencing freedom for the first time after being confined to cages for 20 years.
Fifi, Bruno, Pocahontas and Marsha were part of a roadside zoo in Pennsylvania that shut down in 1995, reports Inside Edition.
When the attraction closed down, the animals were forced into tiny cages, where they suffered physical and mental ailments. Fifi appeared to have arthritis.
Animal activist group PETA rescued the bears and drove them across the country to The Wild Animal Sanctuary in Colorado.
There, they got to experience grass under their feet on the two 15-acre permanent habitats for the first time in two decades. There were also underground dens for when it’s time to hibernate.
“These bears have been living in conditions … in which they’re deprived of everything that is natural and important for them,” Brittany Peet, PETA’s deputy director of captive animal law enforcement, told the Times-Tribune.
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