chubby and moody bear lady

A life behind bulletproof glass

Ida was born in 1995 and hails from a breed at the german zoo Stendal. As a young cub she was brought to the zoo Kalletal, also in Germany, where she spent many years living behind bulletproof glass. With her at the zoo: Bear Katja. 

Ida eats an apple

Ida has a very elegant way of eating apples.

New start at BEAR SANCTUARY Müritz

When the zoo Kalletal had to be sold, the owner was looking for a new home for his bears and found us. After a few negociations, the two bear ladies could finally be brought to our sanctuary.

Curious and people-orientated 

Ida likes to have a general overview of what happens around her. She often sits on higher spots close to the fence and doesn't seem to feel disturbed when visitors pass by. She also likes to climb trees from time to time. 

When Ida first got to our BEAR SANCTUARY Müritz, she was a little shy. But within no time she started to trust our animal caretaker team and settled into her new home. Ida likes to go for a swim in the creek and eat the water plans from the creek.

Facts about Ida

  • I come from: the zoo Stendal
  • I like to eat: chicken and fish
  • I am: a curious bear
  • What the animal caretaker say about me: When there's something Ida doesn't like, she shows it. Even Ben and Felix have great respect for her. But when she overreaches, the two bear brothers defend themselves.