Mark, caged at a restaurant in Albania, has been rescued by an international animal welfare organisation and taken to a sanctuary in Austria. Photo: AP
Mark, caged at a restaurant in Albania, has been rescued by an international animal welfare organisation and taken to a sanctuary in Austria. Photo: AP
Animals

Meet Mark the Albanian brown bear, kept in a cage for 20 years, now in an Austrian sanctuary

  • Mark was brought to Bear’s Table restaurant in Tirana as a cub 20 years ago with his sister Liza, who died in 2020; both of them were there for diners to watch
  • Fed a poor diet and unable to hibernate, Mark is overweight, ill, stressed; Four Paws welfare group says he’s the 34th wild animal they’ve helped to move out of country

Mark, caged at a restaurant in Albania, has been rescued by an international animal welfare organisation and taken to a sanctuary in Austria. Photo: AP
Mark, caged at a restaurant in Albania, has been rescued by an international animal welfare organisation and taken to a sanctuary in Austria. Photo: AP
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