It’s not just humans who sᴜꜰꜰᴇʀ from sᴛʀᴇss and sᴀᴅɴᴇss; even animals can experience these emotions. Recently, one such animal in the news is a bear who ʟᴏsᴛ ʜᴀɪʀ due to extreme sᴛʀᴇss and ᴜɴʜᴀᴘᴘɪɴᴇss. However, this story has a happy ending – the rescued bear has finally turned out well and is now living a happy and healthy life.
The Bear Named Cholita Was Sᴛᴏʟᴇɴ As A Cub And Sold To A Traveling Circus And Then A Zoo
She had spent most of her ʟɪꜰᴇ in ᴄᴀɢᴇs and ᴄʜᴀɪɴs until Animal Defenders International (ADI) rescued her and took her to the Peruvian Amazon rainforest seven years ago.
Before being saved, she had ʟᴏsᴛ all her ʜᴀɪʀ due to the sᴛʀᴇss and ʟᴏɴᴇʟɪɴᴇss she experienced in ᴄᴀᴘᴛɪᴠɪᴛʏ.
Though her spectacular fur can’t grow back now, her life has changed dramatically when she lives in her natural habitat.
“During her journey over the Andes, we were so ᴡᴏʀʀɪᴇᴅ about her ʜᴇᴀʟᴛʜ that we made an oxygen tent for her at altitude,” ADI wrote in a Facebook post.
“Seven years on, you can see how much she has thrived back in her natural habitat.”
Being free in the forest, Cholita gains her spirit and enjoys every moment of her ʟɪꜰᴇ.
Her naturally playful disposition stands out, making it hard for people not to love her. “It is impossible to know Cholita and not love her,” ADI added.
The Gentle Bear Finally Has A Chance To Thrive In Her Natural Habitat!
The bear’s story is shared constantly on ADI’s social media pages, and Cholita has become popular among animal lovers.
She has gained a considerable following, who are fascinated to see her happy life in a natural forest enclosure, cave, pool, and her favorite hammock.
“Our magnificent Queen of the forest looks forward to carved melons and lots of extra fruit this week to mark Halloween!” ADI said in another Facebook post.
After being through myriads of ᴄʜᴀʟʟᴇɴɢᴇs, the gentle bear finally has a chance to thrive in her natural habitat at 30. She can now wander freely in the area and eat her favorite food in the world – grapes.
“The rescue of this incredible sᴜʀᴠɪᴠᴏʀ encouraged government officials to rescue more bears in Peru,” said Jan CreamerADI, President of ADI.
“Cholita spends her busy days chatting to Dominga or Sabina next door, roaming her habitat, soaking in the pool, or snoozing in her cave.”
Cholita’s story is a happy ending, but there are still many animals out there who are sᴜꜰꜰᴇʀɪɴɢ. We can all do our part to help by supporting animal welfare organizations and speaking out ᴀɢᴀɪɴsᴛ ᴄʀᴜᴇʟᴛʏ wherever we see it.