“Knowing Cholita makes it impossible to not love her.”
A bear named Cholita lived her entire life in captivity, having been stolen as a cub and sold to a traveling circus and then a zoo. Until Animal Defenders International (ADI) intervened and moved her to a habitat in the Peruvian Amazon rainforest, she had spent most of her time in a small cage watching life pass her by.
But before all happened, the spectacled bear had lost all her hair from loneliness and worry.
Since then, a lot has changed, and Cholita is the happiest person in the world about it.
“Seven years now you can see exactly how much she has thrived back in her original home,” ADI wrote in a FB post. “We were so anxious about her health during her trek over the Andes that we erected an oxygen tent for her at altitude.”
Though her thick skin may prevent her fur from ever growing back, Cholita’s life has now undergone a significant transformation, allowing her naturally fun personality to finally have a chance to show.
ADI continued, “It is difficult to know Cholita and not adore her.
Cholita’s fans love to see her enjoying a natural forest enclosure, cave, pool, and her favorite hammock. The kind bear has been a consistent presence on ADI’s social media platforms, garnering her thousands of supporters across the world.
In another FB post, ADI stated, “Our gorgeous Queen of the Forest is looking forward to sliced melons and loads of additional fruit this week to commemorate Halloween.”
Cholita has experienced a lot, but at the estimated age of 30, she is prospering in her natural environment where she is able to eat grapes, one of her favorite foods in the entire world.
“The government officials were inspired to save additional people after this extraordinary survivor was rescued.
“Cholita spends her busy days speaking to Dominga or Sabina next door, traversing her environment, swimming in the pool, or dozing in her cave,” Jan CreamerADI, President of ADI, told The Dodo.
What occurred in the loving bear’s past doesn’t matter; Cholita is now safe and leading the life she has always deserved.