Watch These Four Elderly Bears Feel Grass Beneath Their Paws for the First Time in 20 Years
Four elderly bears who were in captivity are now in a sanctuary and have walked on grass for the first time in 20 years.
These four bears spent the last two decades confined to small cages.
But now, Fifi, Bruno, Pocahontas and Marsha have felt grass beneath their paws for the first time in 20 years.
The bears grew up performing at a roadside zoo in Pennsylvania but when it closed in 1995, they were forced to live in tiny pens.
Fifi appeared to suffer from arthritis while the others suffered from physical and mental issues.
But PETA rescued the elderly bears and drove them 24 hours a cross country to The Wild Animal Sanctuary in Colorado.
The elderly bears finally got to feel the grass, roam free, climb and bathe in two vast 15-acre permanent habitats. They also hibernate in underground dens.
The bears adjusted to their environment and will begin receiving the veterinary care they need.
PETA Foundation Deputy Director of Captive Animal Law Enforcement Brittany Peet said: "PETA has now rescued 41 bears from roadside zoos and backyards across the country - but this mission won't be complete until bears are no longer sentenced to a sad life of deprivation in a tiny cage."
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