20 May 2022

Sam and Jamila have arrived safely at Arosa Bear Sanctuary.

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© Stiftung Arosa Bären / VIER PFOTEN
In der Transportbox ins Arosa Bärenland | © Stiftung Arosa Bären / VIER PFOTEN
Jamila nach der Ankunft im Arosa Bärenland | © Stiftung Arosa Bären / VIER PFOTEN
© Stiftung Arosa Bären / VIER PFOTEN
In der Transportbox ins Arosa Bärenland | © Stiftung Arosa Bären / VIER PFOTEN
Jamila nach der Ankunft im Arosa Bärenland | © Stiftung Arosa Bären / VIER PFOTEN

After about 2,100 km through four countries and almost 60 hours, the two bears Jamila and Sam arrived in Arosa Bear Sanctuary on Friday afternoon in bright sunshine. The bears behaved cautiously. While Sam immediately sought peace and quiet in the wooden cave after his arrival, the female bear Jamila behaved a little more curiously. She cautiously explored the new surroundings, but also stayed in safe proximity to her retreat. Bear residents Amelia and Meimo, who already live at Arosa Bear Sanctuary, watched the arrival with interest and curiosity from the outdoor enclosure.

Sam and Jamila will spend the first weeks after their arrival in the spacious indoor enclosure to get used to their new surroundings in peace and quiet. In a further step, the two bears will also be able to get to know the outdoor enclosures south and north. Depending on the behaviour of the bears, we will try to socialise the four bears in the outdoor area in summer, whereby Arosa Bear Sanctuary, with its size of almost three hectares, offers many retreat possibilities for each individual bear at any time.

Arosa Bear Sanctuary is open at Whitsun and Ascension Day. Visitors will then have the opportunity to visit the new home of Jamila and Sam and learn exciting information about the development of the two bear siblings from the animal keepers. For all bear fans who cannot make it to Arosa in the next few months, Arosa Bärenland will provide information with current pictures and videos via social media or the webcams on the website.