The two bears who were the last two creatures to live in a Pakistani zoo nicknamed the “worst zoo in the world” were freed and will now live in Jordan.
Bubloo and Suzie are two Himalayan brown bears who were compelled to perform acts of entertainment for guests in the Marghazar zoo’s facilities for many years.
It was also the home of the well-known Kaavan, the “loneliest elephant in the world,” which garnered international headlines.
The unfortunate bears have been held hostage in this area for 13 years; both 17 years old, they will be sent to a Jordanian animal sanctuary. The Princess Alia Foundation, which was created by the king’s eldest daughter, will be in charge of your new location, which will be a lovely haven.
Since their arrival at the zoo in 2007, the animals have been exposed to various forms of maltreatment, including being made to dance and act. They had their teeth removed to keep them from attacking their “trainers,” and they were beaten to make them dance and do all kinds of activities.
The bears’ wellbeing was a worry for animal welfare organizations, as both animals had health issues.
Suzie had surgery to remove a tumor, but the hole on her chest was not closed properly, and she developed an infection. Fortunately, veterinarians from around the world came to the Pakistan Zoo to cure the animal, who had been in excruciating pain for months.
Suzie is also underweight, according to Dr. Amir Khalil of FOUR PAWS, a group in care of the bears and campaigning for the facility’s closure. Bubloo, on the other hand, has been suffering from a tooth abscess, which has caused him to act aggressively, which is not usual of this species.
The two animals also display stereotyped behavior, which reveals years of mistreatment and torture, such as wriggling back and forth to indicate discomfort and boredom.
Dr. Amir first visited the zoo in 2016, and since then has described the conditions as unsuitable for the animals.
He offered other suggestions, but they were utterly disregarded. According to the records, there were 960 animals in the area, but 500 of them vanished.
The government eventually ordered the zoo to close after a series of campaigns spearheaded by the Four Paws group and other animal rights organizations.
According to the Daily Mail, Saleem Shaikh, a spokesman for Pakistan’s Ministry of Climate Change, said:
“Both the public and authorities are no longer permitted to visit the Islamabad Zoo.”
Pakistani officials ordered that the local animals be sent to various shelters where they would be adequately cared for.
Both bears will now embark on an 11-hour flight to their new home in Jordan, where they will undoubtedly live the lives they so well deserve.
This revelation comes only two weeks after Kaavan was the focus of a massive emancipation effort spearheaded by Cher in cooperation with Four Paws.
The 35-year-old elephant had been alone at the zoo for a long time, but after much work, he was able to find a new home in Cambodia.
The two bears were the only two creatures left, and the officials want to transform the area into an animal refuge when they are relocated.