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The Retirement Home For Dancing Bears

The Bulgarian sanctuary that cares for brown bears that were once forced to dance for people's entertainment.

In 1998 brown bears were declared a protected species in Bulgaria and the ancient tradition of forcing them to dance for people's entertainment became illegal. Farhana Haider had been speaking to Dr Amir Khalil, a veterinarian who helped establish a bear sanctuary in Bulgaria to look after the retired animals.

Photo: Brown Bear. Copyright: EPA

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