Where before Napa had seemed exhausted and weighed down by his life, which had been lived in a series of cages, the bear’s manner was light and energetic.
“While we may not know all the details of Napa’s previous life, we do know it involved a small cage, lack of veterinary care, neglect and boredom,” Claire LaFrance, director of communications for Four Paws, told The Dodo. “Now Napa has an appropriate home for a captive-bred bear where he can run, climb and even swim all under breathtaking views of the Swiss Alps.”
And swim he would: Napa was recently spotted taking a very enthusiastic dip in his personal outdoor pool.
Seeing the last circus bear from Serbia finally enjoying such a landscape, it’s unmistakable: Napa is finally home.