Rescued Bears at the Arosa Bear Sanctuary Switzerland
Did you know that the town of Arosa has bears? After rescuing a Serbian bear, Napa, from a circus in Serbia in 2018, he was joined some months later by two further bears, Meimo and Amelia. Once again these two bears had been rescued from appalling conditions, this time in Albania. All three bears are now living happily in the Alpine idyll of Arosa. In time, more bears will follow and this is all thanks to the work of Vier Pfoten animal charity and the Arosa Bear Sanctuary in Graubünden..
Napa is is half brown bear and half polar bear. After being born in a zoo 12 years ago he was sold to the Corona Circus in Srbobran, Serbia. Thanks to the intervention of Vier Pfoten animal protection foundation and the Serbian government he was set free and on 3rd July 2018 he moved to his new home in Arosa.
From Serbia to Swiss Alpine Pastures
The 350 kilo bear’s journey to the Arosa Bear Sanctuary in Switzerland took 28 hours. To get to his destination 1800 m high in the mountains in Arosa, Napa was transported by cable car. Meimo and Amelia arrived in Arosa in Spring 2019.