31 May 2022

Bar Sam overslept his big day

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Die Aussenanlage Süd im Arosa Bärenland | © Stiftung Arosa Bären / VIER PFOTEN
Bär Sam in seiner Höhle | © Stiftung Arosa Bären / VIER PFOTEN
Die Aussenanlage Süd im Arosa Bärenland | © Stiftung Arosa Bären / VIER PFOTEN
Bär Sam in seiner Höhle | © Stiftung Arosa Bären / VIER PFOTEN

The male bear Sam, who was allowed to start a new life in the Arosa Bear Sanctuary about ten days ago, could have explored the large outdoor area of the Arosa Bear Sanctuary for the first time today. With the emphasis on "could have", it must be said. Sam obviously feels so comfortable in his new home that he missed this big moment and continued to snooze in his stable. At 11:30 a.m. the gate was opened into the fresh green of the Arosa mountains. To the astonishment of everyone involved, Bear Sam wasn't very interested. Instead, he continued to rest indoors. Neither the bright sun nor the freshly distributed food could disturb the sleepyhead. The gate will now remain open and Bear Sam will be able to step out into the outdoor area with its streams, ponds, trees and rocks at any time.

Fellow bears Amelia and Meimo are currently in another part of the outdoor enclosure, which is currently partitioned off. Sam's sister Jamila will spend a few more days in the indoor enclosure. Because she seems more reserved and insecure in the eyes of the keepers, the female bear of the same age will be given a little more time. 

The Arosa Bear Sanctuary will be open on the Whitsun weekend. With a bit of luck, you will be able to see all four bears in the Grisons mountains. (Please note that the Arosa-Weisshorn cable car is not in operation due to a drive overhaul).