Otto, born in 1992, was given his name in dedication to Gundolf Otto the mayor of the neighbouring village, Stuer.Thus the FOUR PAWS organisation was able to demonstrably thank the politician for his long commitment to the establishment of the BEAR SANCTUARY Müritz.  


Prior to coming to us, Otto had lived for many years in private ownershp in eastern Germany, together with Mascha. For many years their world consisted of an enclosure measuring 150 square meters, surrounded by mesh fencing and concrete floors. Altogether too small and dismal to allow for any kind of balanced life for a bear. In the last few years at their old home, Mascha and Otto were separated, as they had already bred.


When Otto stands up, he has a seize of two meters. He weighs circa 250 kilograms. In comparison to Lothar he is not only smaller and lighter but also rounder. In comparison to the body, Ottos head appears a bit small. When you watch him exactly, you recognize a cast. 

Although Otto discovers his surrounding curious, he is shyer and jumpier than his animal of the same species Lothar. Often you can see Otto playing. He likes to use branches for playing in the ponds. Like Lothar Otto has a love affair with hollows. 

Otto eats with big appetite but sometimes he is selective. He likes especially nuts and meat.

Translated by Bryan Daniels, Kirchenstraße 14, 17213 Malchow

Otto feels at home in the BEAR SANCTUARY Müritz.
© FOUR PAWS / Sabine Vielmo



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