Miri arrived at the BEAR SANCTUARY Arbesbach on 6 October, 2015. Until then, she had lived together with her two young offspring Erich and Emma in a small concrete enclosure in a park in Upper Austria. Officials closed down the park in 2012. FOUR PAWS took in the bears and transferred them to the BEAR SANCTUARY in Arbesbach.
Miri was a quiet and very gentle bear. She was the first one of the family who tried to eat tomatoes and cucumbers (which they didn´t know before).
She enjoyed, walking around or having a bath.
At the beginning of June 2019 she suddenly changed her behaviour. She ate very little and hardly came out of the den. After the vets´had examined her, it sadly was clear, that she had to be put to sleep. She was suffering from pancreas cancer.
It was a great honour for us, to care for her at least for these few years.