Paddington – The city is no place for a bear.
A new young bear has been rescued and brought to the Libearty bear sanctuary in Romania. The frightened young bear was found running around the streets of the city of Sibiu and had taken refuge in a basement of an office building.
The local people had never seen a bear in the city streets before and called the authorities to deal with it. Luckily the bear sanctuary was also called and they came out to rescue the bear. No-one knows where the bear came from, whether it had wandered in from the forests or whether it had been released from a circus or from someone who had tried to keep it as a pet, but now the young bear – which has been named Paddington – has found a real refuge as he was released into one of the huge forest enclosures at the Libearty sanctuary near to the town of Zarnesti in central Romania. Paddington has had enough of his city adventure and will from now on live a more natural life in the sanctuary oak forest with its water pools and dense forest vegetation in the company of other rescued bears. The only thing he might be missing is a marmalade sandwich.