Sonja (1992 - 2014)

Sonja was born in 1992 and joined us at the BEAR SANCTUARY Müritz in May 2013 from the zoo in Mönchengladbach. Her mother, Mary, and Clara, her sister came to us at the same time.


At the beginning, she was both reserved and suspicious,  only getting used to her new environment slowly.  However it was she, of the three bears, who best found her feet and radiated a calmness to the others. In the event that her sister or mother instigated an argument, she remained calm and avoided a large-scale confrontation.  She was extremely curious, despite her quiet nature.  She often wandered through the park with her mother, Mary. Sonja loved taking time out in the concrete pipes or having a good long bath in the pond.


Sadly, Sonja was only with us for a few months at the BEAR SANCTUARY. In June 2014 the doctors discovered a fast-growing, malignant liver tumor during a check-up.  Even before the initial lab results could be evaluated, her condition deteriorated rapidly within just five days.  In the end, she could hardly move. Sonja had to be put to sleep in order to relieve her suffering.


Translated by Bryan Daniels, Kirchenstraße 14, 17213 Malchow

Sonja ist sensibel und vorsichtig.



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