Together with her father Bummi at the sanctuary
Brown bear Tapsi was born in a zoo in Klötze, Germany, in 1990 and lived there with her father Bummi. For a long time, they lived a sad life in a tiny concrete cage surrounded by metal bars. In 2012 we were finally able to bring both bears to our BEAR SANCTUARY Müritz.
Tapsi settled in well, but it took her quite some time to get familiar with the new environment. Although she was relatively nervous, she quickly got used to her caretakers and her new species-appropriate environment. In order to have an overview of her surroundings, she prefers lying on high structures.
Michal and Tapsi - always together.
Michal and Tapsi
At the beginning of April 2013, Tapsi's father Bummi had to be euthanised, due to his severe health condition. For Tapsi these were tough times! It took a very long time for her to recover, and her caretakers did their best to distract her from the distress.
Luckily the brown bear Michal managed to get her out of this difficult situation. The two bears were socialised during the mating season and got along fantastically right away. They are ‘beary’ happy together! The two bears even spend the hibernation period together in a common den and are rarely seen apart.
- I come from: the zoo Klötze
- I like to eat: grapes
- I am: wary, but also curious
- What the animal caretakers say about me: Tapsi and Michal have built up a very close bond with each other. Even without the mating season they roam together through their enclosure and share a den during winter. However, Tapsi definitely wears the trousers.