Albania’s last captive bear rescued to Austrian sanctuary


              24-year-old bear Mark lies sedated in a transportation cage after it was rescued in Tirana, Albania, on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. Mark was kept at a cage for 20 years at a restaurant in the capital Tirana. Albania's last brown bear in captivity has been rescued by an international animal welfare organization and taken to a sanctuary in Austria.(AP Photo/Franc Zhurda)
            
              Activists from animal rights charity "Four Paws" carry a sedated brown bear named Mark, after it was rescued from a small cage in Tirana, , on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. Mark a 24-year-old bear was kept at a cage for 20 years at a restaurant in the capital Tirana. Albania's last brown bear in captivity has been rescued by an international animal welfare organization and taken to a sanctuary in Austria.(AP Photo/Franc Zhurda)
            
              Activists from animal rights charity "Four Paws" carry a sedated brown bear named Mark, after it was rescued from a small cage in Tirana, , on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. Mark a 24-year-old bear was kept at a cage for 20 years at a restaurant in the capital Tirana. Albania's last brown bear in captivity has been rescued by an international animal welfare organization and taken to a sanctuary in Austria.(AP Photo/Franc Zhurda)
            
              An activists from animal rights charity "Four Paws" inspects Mark, a sedated brown bear, inside a small cage in Tirana, Albania, on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. Mark a 24-year-old bear was kept at a cage for 20 years at a restaurant in the capital Tirana. Albania's last brown bear in captivity has been rescued by an international animal welfare organization and taken to a sanctuary in Austria.(AP Photo/Franc Zhurda)
            
              Mark last brown bear in captivity looks out of a cage, before it will be tranfered, in Tirana, Albania, on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. Mark a 24-year-old bear was kept at a cage for 20 years at a restaurant in the capital Tirana. Albania's last brown bear in captivity has been rescued by an international animal welfare organization and taken to a sanctuary in Austria.(AP Photo/Franc Zhurda)
            
              Activists from animal rights charity "Four Paws" inspect Mark, a sedated brown bear, inside a small cage in Tirana, Albania, on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. Mark a 24-year-old bear was kept at a cage for 20 years at a restaurant in the capital Tirana. Albania's last brown bear in captivity has been rescued by an international animal welfare organization and taken to a sanctuary in Austria.(AP Photo/Franc Zhurda)
            
              Mark last brown bear in captivity looks out of a cage before it will be tranfered, in Tirana, Albania, on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. Mark a 24-year-old bear was kept at a cage for 20 years at a restaurant in the capital Tirana. Albania's last brown bear in captivity has been rescued by an international animal welfare organization and taken to a sanctuary in Austria.(AP Photo/Franc Zhurda)
Albania’s last captive bear rescued to Austrian sanctuary