Jimmy was a prisoner for 11 years in a small concrete and iron cage in the court yard of a bread factory in Arcuș- Covasna. With him was his sister Jexie. The factory owner said that he rescued the two bears while chased by a dog pack and he took them in custody. Unfurtunately this owner decided to keep the bears as pets. They grew up iar the cage has became little by little, unfitted for two mature bears. They even had cubs toghether but what happened with them is a mistery. In 2012 Jimmy and Jexie were confiscated with the help of National Enviromental Guard and released in Libearty Sanctuary.