Bear rescued from wooden hut in Russia makes new life in Scots zoo

Byara was found living in a small wooden hut, being fed bread, milk, and water.

Bear rescued from wooden hut in Russia makes new life in Five Sisters Zoo in West Lothian SWNS via SWNS
Byara was rescued from northwest Russia.

A bear who was rescued from captivity in Russia was full of the joys of spring as she made a new life in Scotland.

Byara, a brown bear, was rescued from northwest Russia in 2019.

She was found living in a small wooden hut, being fed bread, milk, and water.

Byara has now moved to her permanent home at Five Sisters Zoo.
Byara has now moved to her permanent home at Five Sisters Zoo.

After veterinary examination it was clear Byara could not be returned to the wild.

She was taken to Natuurhulpcentrum rescue centre in Belgium, where she was given a temporary home.

But she has now moved to her permanent home at Five Sisters Zoo, West Calder, West Lothian, in a two-acre woodland enclosure.

A spokesman for the zoo said: “Unfortunately, due to Covid this took longer than hoped but she is finally here, where she will eventually be introduced to Eso, our other rescue bear.

“Half an hour after her arrival she was playing and exploring her new home.”