KEENESBURG, Colo. -- Fifi, Bruno, Pocahontas and Marsha were trained to perform tricks at the Big Bear Farm, a roadside zoo in Honesdale, Pa. After the show got a ton of Animal Welfare Act violations in the 1990s, for two decades the four bears lived inside tiny, squalid pens from which they never were allowed to leave.
Now, thanks to the work of PETA, the bears -- two brown and two black -- are living out their lives in the wide open spaces of Colorado, at the Wild Animal Sanctuary in Keenesburg.
“These animals have never been fed or treated properly,” Jason Maxey said. “Here they will get the care and treatment which will allow for them to live out their days with good food and plenty of natural habitat to roam.”
The sanctuary has more than 400 animals living on 700 acres.
From lions to tigers to bears, this is a home for mistreated and homeless animals from around the world. While Fifi is now turning white -- she is a black -- the sanctuary has a very rare bear on display.
She has some hip issues but she is 32 and in need of some quality time for sure. If you would like to help simply visit the animal sanctuary's website for more information on how you can help Colorado continue to be home to animals which need time in the wild.