Brown bear Bruno at BEAR SANCTUARY Müritz

Bear Bruno († 2011)

former circus bear


Bruno was taken on by a circus in 1987 and thereafter lived in the zoo in Lübeck. After 24 years another solution had to be found for Bruno, as the zoo was closed. In May 2011 Bruno came to the BEAR SANCTUARY Müritz. After some initial acclimatization problems, the 34 year old bear recovered well and began to thoroughly explore and enjoy the park and its grasslands, especially the bathing pond. 

Brunos arrival at BEAR SANCTUARY Müritz

Brunos arrival at BEAR SANCTUARY Müritz

Bruno died just two months after his transfer to the BEAR SANCTUARY Müritz. Within a very short time, his health deteriorated dramatically. The BEAR SANCTUARY team and the vets tried everything possible to stabilize Bruno‘s condition. Sadly without success. He had reconciled himself with to dying and at the end could barely eat or raise his head. Be-cause of this we had to take the difficult decision to free him from his suffering and, with tender veterinary care, he was peacefully put to sleep.