Brown bear Siggi at BEAR SANCTUARY Müritz

Bear Siggi († 2017)

was rescued together with his son Balou


Siggi came to the Müritz BEAR SANCTUARY in September 2012 together with his son, Balou. Previously the two had lived in the wildlife enclosure in Hellenthal. Siggi was born on Christmas Eve in 1991. Although he was relatively small in stature, with his height of one meter eighty, he was a courageous and curious bear who loved to be at the forefront when anything new was happening, such as trying out new activities. He was instantly recognizable thanks to his long claws and distinctive features. He loved grapes and sweet honey, which he enjoyed with great relish in his gentle way. He was always ready for a playful session or a spot of rough and tumble with his son, Balou.

Bear Siggi and his son Balou

Bear Siggi and his son Balou

On 14th August 2017, Siggi had to be put to sleep. He had already suffered from spondylosis for many years. He underwent a complete check-up at the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wild Animal Research in Berlin. The results of the examination showed an incurable condition, and we had to say our sad farewells.