17 Bears Ʀᴇsᴄᴜᴇᴅ From Concrete Pits Feel Earth Under Their Paws For First Time
Today, there are many animals all around the world who are bread, birthed, and raised in ᴄᴀᴘᴛɪᴠɪᴛʏ. They don’t ever have the experience of being in nature. This was almost the case for these bears who up until recently, were looking at the same fate. Thankfully, their luck changed.
17 bears who were forced to live in ᴄᴀᴘᴛɪᴠɪᴛʏ from birth were freed by a rescue organization, and the look on their faces as they finally experience freedom for the first time will warm your heart. The bears were kept at Black Forest Bear Park in Georgia, where they lived miserably in their pits, begging for food from park’s visitors. The female bears were also bred and their cubs taken from them immediately after birth. They were pits to keep them from climbing out and they were concrete because it’s cheap and easy to clean. A collaborative effort by PETA, the Atlanta Humane Society, and Sam Simpson managed to arrange for the bears to be ʀᴇsᴄᴜᴇᴅ and taken to The Wild Animal Sanctuary in Keenesburg, Colorado. At their new home, they have the freedom to roam, forage, and enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables. After years of feeling nothing but hard concrete under their paws, these bears now get to feel the earth and grass. And two of the bears were pregnant at the time of their rescue, will be able to raise their own babies for first time. When they were released, they finally had the freedom to play and roam around. For the first time, they were able to feel the fresh grass and feel the dirt underneath their paws. This was not something they had ever experienced before. Life is always like that. When liberated, animals are just like humans.
They know that. the outing of the world begins with them. They have to find a way to survive on their own, to protect themselves and their children. Watch their reactions! Just lovely.