Sponsor a bear like Michal
Michal had a rough start in life
When we found Michal he was limping in circles, having lost his foreleg due to a fight with another bear. Michal was being kept in a 60-square meter concrete pit in an unlicensed Polish zoo, in conditions not suitable for any animal, let alone a bear who would normally live in a natural habitat the size of several hundred square kilometers.
Now Michal gets the care he needs
In 2011 we rescued Michal and welcomed him to BEAR SANCTUARY Müritz, in Germany.
Michal’s transformation was striking. The behavioural issues he was dealing with due to the distress of his captivity quickly became a problem of the past. The curious bear is now making up for lost time by playing like a cub - swimming, digging holes and spending most of his days next to female bear Tapsi.
Will you sponsor a bear?
Michal is one of the 200 bears we have rescued. In our Sanctuaries, animals leave cracking whips, barren concrete floors and torturous boredom behind, experiencing dignified and species-appropriate conditions for the rest of their lives.
As a bear sponsor, you will receive behind-the-scenes access to life at BEAR SANCTUARY Müritz from the bears' caretakers themselves. Not only will you continue to hear about Michal, but you’ll also get to meet the other lovely residents he shares his home with.