Fifi has had a fairly crappy life for a bear, but after hearing everything she went through you’ll understand that even if she wasn’t a bear she’s led a pretty crappy life anyways.
That’s because for the past 20 years she’s been captive in the same, deteriorating cage and for 10 years before that worked as a circus bear for the Pennsylvania Roadside Zoo without any breaks.
She was never allowed to hibernate and by the time she was rescued had developed severe arthritis. It was so bad that her rescuers (PETA and The Wild Animal Sanctuary) weren’t sure she would ever recover from it. Well after just 5 months of care she’s doing better than ever, and can finally enjoy her first ever hibernation!