Pavle nascht eine Wassermelone


Very playful bear

Rescued from a circus with his sister

Brown bear Pavle is from Serbia and has been living with his sister Sylvia at BEAR SANCTUARY Müritz since November 2017. Before Pavle came to BEAR SANCTUARY Müritz, he and Sylvia were kept in a small cage on the property of a Serbian circus, where they were surrounded by waste and had no protection from the rain, cold, or sun.

In October 2016, they were confiscated and were temporarily housed at the Belgrade Zoo. There they were able to slowly recover from their previous keeping conditions and could gather strength until they were strong enough for their move to Germany.

Sylvia and Pavle

Sylvia and Pavle love to play in saw dust.

Sylvia and Pavle: the brown bear duo

The two siblings are inseparable and enjoy each other’s company a lot. Even during hibernation, they always share a common den. Pavle is taller than his sister and is very protective of her. he is very close to her.

When Pavle arrived at BEAR SANCTUARY Müritz he was still very wary and anxious. However, over time, he was able to gain more and more confidence and has adjusted to his new environment very nicely. When it comes to food, he is not particularly picky and eats almost everything, but most of all he loves carrots.

Facts about Pavle

  • I come from: a serbian Circus 
  • I like to eat: carrots 
  • I am: happiest when I am roaming through the woods or bathing in my pond
  • What the caretakers say about me: Pavle has a strong bond with his sister. The two bears often play together and hibernate together in a den, too. Pavle is a bit more balanced than his sister. But if Sylvia starts arguing with another bear, then he will intervene and protect her.

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