Kiryusha, a 24-year-old brown bear living in pitiful conditions for most of its life and then abandoned in war-torn Ukraine has begun a new life at a Dutch zoo.
"At the weekend, the Bears in Mind Foundation went to pick up a brown bear in Ukraine which had been living for 18 years in appalling conditions," said the zoo in the central city of Rhenen.
"The bear’s situation had deteriorated so much during the conflict that the foundation did all it could to evacuate it from the war zone as quickly as possible," the Ouwehands Dierenpark zoo said after it arrived on Sunday.
Kiryusha had spent years cooped up in a small cage at a hotel complex, according to the zoo. Typically, such creatures are made to perform tricks for crowds but several reports of maltreatment have emerged.
War had made Kiryusha’s situation untenable once the bear’s owner left to join the fighting.
bear（have、keep）… in mind：切記、記住。例句：You need to bear in mind that your judgment is not always infallible.（你要記者你的判斷不是全都無懈可擊。）文中的基金會名稱「Bears in Mind」取其雙關之意。
coop：名詞，雞籠、監獄、狹窄的處所。動詞，關、拘禁。coop up指把人或動物長時間關在一處狹小空間內。例句： He was cooped up in a tiny room.（他被關在一個小房間內）