Brown bear Clara


Nervous and slighty frightened bear

Arrival together with mother and sister

Brown bear Clara arrived together with her mother Mary and her sister Sonja (1992-2014) at our bear protection center. Before, they lived in a zoological garden in Mönchengladbach, Germany. The three bear ladies needed a while and had a few arguments until they fully and got used to the new surroundings.

Since her arrival at our sanctuary, Clara has been sharing her enclosure with Mary. They usually get along with each other but there can be little fights between mother and daughter from time to time. Thanks to the big enclosure the bears have enough space to keep out of each other's way when there's been an argument.  
In June 2019, both bears have been socialised with Sindi. The three bears are now all living together in one big enclosure.

Clara verspeist eine Wassermelone

Clara enjoys a watermelon.

Changing fur color 

Clara's fur changes its color depending on the season. In summer, it is pretty bright and blond, when fall approaches, it gets darker. The bear lady was born in 1992 and when she first arrived at our sanctuary she was often frightened and easily stressed. But after a while her self-confidence got bigger and she started to enjoy her new home. Clara is a sensitive bear who likes to take a bath in the lake. 

Facts about Clara

  • I come from: Zoo Mönchengladbach
  • I like to eat: Honey, grapes
  • I have: bright fur in summer that gets darker in the winter
  • What the caretakers say about me: Clara likes to withdraw into the woods. She keeps on learning new things even if it often takes her a little while.