Ida, like Katja, comes from the zoo at Kalletal in North Rhine Westphalia. She has been at the sanctuary since June 2009.

Born in 1995, Ida was bred at zoo in Stendal and was taken to the facility at Kalletal when she was still very young.
For many years, both Ida and Katja lived in an enclosure built of reinforced glass. When the sale of the Kalletal Zoo became imminent, the owner sought a new home for the two she-bears and became aware of the FOUR PAWS bear sanctuaries. After short negotiations, the BEAR SANCTUARY Müritz received its two new residents.


Ida likes lying on elevated positions, so that she can thoroughly observe the surroundings. She came to trust to her keepers of the bear sanctuary very quickly. Ida and Katja are equal and do not avoid each other.


Translated by Bryan Daniels, Kirchenstraße 14, 17213 Malchow

Ida loves to have the overview of her area.
© BEAR SANCTUARY Müritz / Mihai Vasile



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