We bid a tearful farewell to HUGO

February 22, 2010 | By wildlife@dmin
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Hugo Bear

We are all mourning the loss of Hugo Bear – one of our most beloved bears at the Agra Bear Sanctuary who passed away on August 7th.  He will be sorely missed by everyone as he was quite a character and probably one of the most photographed bears of Wildlife S.O.S. Visitors loved him and friends and donors gushed over him.

When he was rescued, Hugo was a mangled mess of hair and bones – he was frightened and hungry and had lost his eyesight but over time Hugo developed a dynamic personality. A personality that was larger than life, full of fun and games, enjoying his food and the enrichment provided in his enclosure. He was so energetic that at times it was difficult to remember that he was completely blind. He was like royalty among the bears at Wildlife S.O.S. centre in Agra.  While we grieve, we are glad that Hugo had several years of freedom and joy after he was rescued from a life of trauma and pain as a Dancing Bear.

Hugo passed away in his sleep, peaceful and dignified, just the way he lived. He will live in our hearts and memories as knowing him made us richer and we wish him a happy after life.

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