After spending 25 years in the circus, Toshka the bear has been placed in a home for rehabilitation. The bear spent the majority of his life as a circus animal touring and performing for audiences. We’re happy to see Toshka settled and happy in Ukraine.

In a new video, Toshka is seen enjoying his new home. His caregiver reports that Toshka enjoys time basking in the sun and taking showers. The caretaker told the Daily Mail, “Most of his life he was a circus bear, and it was transferred by the last owner to us for rehabilitation and life support.”

See Toshka hanging out and having fun in the video, below:

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It took Toshka a while to recover from the horrors of the circus, according to the caretaker, “A month ago, we transported him and 3 other bears. Toshka was very afraid of people: he didn’t leave the bushes for 2 weeks,” they added, “Care and attention melted his heart. Now his favorite pastime is to shower in the sun. He takes a sitting position and is ready to sit for hours.”

Wild animals do not belong in circuses. Cruel circus practices include beatings, harsh training methods, and performance requirements. These animals spend their lives in small cages. Due to these harsh conditions, these animals suffer shorter lifespans and mental disabilities. Circuses should be illegal!

Read more about circus bans in One Green Planet, including Victory: UK Bans Use of Wild Animals in Circuses! And if you want the United States to follow suit, sign this petition!

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