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Bears rescued from animal sanctuary in Kyiv

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Posted at 11:36 AM, Mar 25, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-25 14:52:30-04

Officials in Germany were able to rescue several black bears from zoos endangered by the ongoing war in Ukraine.

According to The Associated Press, the Animal Protection Association of Schleswig-Holstein said they were able to rescue several Asian black bears from Ukraine earlier this month.

The agency said among those bears was Malvina, a 7-year-old bear who had been living at a private zoo in Eastern Ukraine. Upon Russia's invasion, Malvina was transported to a White Rock Bear Shelter near Kyiv.

On March 16, the Animal Protection Association of Schleswig-Holstein said that Malvina and several other bears had arrived safely in Germany after leaving Kyiv. According to CNN, Malvina is now safe and living at an animal protection center.