January 29, 2014

No Home for Animals - The Abandoned Zoo (Part 2)

The best-known "inhabitant" of the zoo was the brown bear "Bruno". Born in 1976, he had been an attraction for various circuses when he came to the zoo in 1987.
After the closing, his whereabouts remained unknown for a while.
It turns out that after a bunch of assessments of his condition concerning arthrosis it was recommended to put him to sleep, but after objections from the city - especially since Bruno had a chance to make it into the Guiness Book of Records as the oldes living brown bear in captivity -  it was decided to follow the recommendations of the "Veterinary Visit Report" from 2010 and in 2011 he was transferred to a large bear sanctuary nearby.
Two months later, after his condition got worse, he was finally put to sleep.
The former owners claimed that he could never get used to the new surroundings and died of homesickness.

Part 1 | Part 2

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