• Russia
  • Location: Dargavs, North Ossetia
  • Species: Brown bear (subspecies unknown)
  • Sex: Unknown
  • Owner: private, used as tourist attraction near the City of the Dead
  • Condition: very poor
  • Current Status: Unknown
  • Lithuania
  • Location: Kaunas
  • Species: Brown bear (subspecies unknown)
  • Sex: Female, named Lita
  • Owner: private, Lita is used for public events
  • Condition: reasonable
  • Current Status: Bears in Mind has sent letters to responsible authorities, unfortunately after inspection the authorities did not confiscate Lita
  • The Netherlands
  • Location: Gilze, Noord Brabant
  • Species: Brown bear (subspecies unknown)
  • Sex: Male, named Tommy
  • Owner: private, Tommy is used for entertainment purposes and studio ops
  • Condition: reasonable
  • Current Status: Bears in Mind has addressed the situation to the responsible authorities, unfortunately after inspection the authorities did not confiscate Tommy
  • Albania
  • Location: Albania, central part
  • Species: Brown bear (Ursus arctos arctos)
  • Sex: Male and female
  • Owner: Restaurant owner
  • Condition: Very poor enclosure, good health
  • Current Status: await relocation, part of Bears in Mind project in Albania
  • Armenia
  • Location: Armenia, southern part
  • Species: Brown bear (Ursus arctos syriacus)
  • Sex: Unknown
  • Owner: Restaurant owner
  • Condition: Poor enclosure, good health
  • Current Status: Await relocation, part of Bears in Mind project in Armenia
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  • France
  • Location: France, near Paris
  • Species: American black bear (Ursus americanus)
  • Sex: male
  • Owner: Themepark
  • Condition: poor enclosure, reasonable health (overweight)
  • Current Status: unknown, owner has permit and French legislation does not allow confiscation
  • Kazakhstan
  • Location: Kazakhstan, Almaty
  • Species: Brown bear (subspecies unknown)
  • Sex: female
  • Owner: circus
  • Condition: poor enclosure, reasonable health
  • Current Status: unfortunately owner does not want to give up his bears, Kazakh legislation does not allow confiscation
  • Tajikistan
  • Location: Tajikistan, Dushanbe
  • Species: Brown bear (subspecies unknown)
  • Sex: unknown
  • Owner: private, unknown
  • Condition: very poor
  • Current Status: unknown
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We love to see bears frolicking on a sunny forested slope, on an Arctic ice floe or in a dense tropical forest. Unfortunately, sometimes the true picture is not so rosy. We often encounter bears living their life in small cages near a restaurant, a petrol station, in a zoo or circus. And worst of all, in some countries bears are often kept on a rusty chain by the side of a road. Therefore, if you encounter a bear in need, please report ‘your’ bear here and help us improve their living conditions!