This is the moment when a senior bear was filmed relishing in a shower in the sun after spending 25 years of his life confined to a circus.
Toshka the bear was moved to a sanctuary to enjoy his ‘retirement’ after being required to perform tricks for the public for most of his life.
According to a staff member at the sanctuary in Satanov, Ukraine, the bear was frightened of people and chosen to stay hidden when he first arrived at the shelter.
It took a little while, two weeks to be specific, but the bear eventually obtained comfortable in his new environments and now enjoys sitting around in peace under the sun for hrs.
Toshka was filmed being in the sunlight while ‘showering’ and licking at the water as it drops onto him, maintaining him cool down.
Obviously, this is one of the bear’s favored pastimes, and it’s no wonder as temperature levels in Ukraine can reach up to 35C.
” The majority of his life he was a circus bear, and he was moved by the last proprietor to us for rehabilitation and life assistance,” said a personnel at the shelter.
” A month earlier, we transported him and three various other bears. Toshka was very afraid of people: he didn’t leave the bushes for 2 weeks.”
” Treatment and attention thawed his heart. Now his favorite pastime is to shower in the sun. He takes a sitting position and is ready to sit for hrs.”