Jun 25, 2014 2:08 PM
Earlier this month, six black bears housed at a small New York Zoo faced euthanization. Now by next week they'll be living in sunny San Diego.
"They're getting a good home and getting care for the rest of their life," said Bobbi Brink, the founder of Lions, Tigers and Bears, one of the animal aid agencies involved.
For seven years the bears have called the Adirondack Animal Zoo, outside Greenwich, their home, but because the facility wasn't accredited, there was a legal order to remove them. After that, though, there really wasn't anything that could be done with them.
"They can't go into the wild because they've grown up in captivity...and they are pretty docile," explains Hannah Shaw of Rock to the Rescue, another non-profit that's assisting.