Project Description

Maria and Marko were prisoners in a small, dirty cage for two years, the first in their lives, near a restaurant in Tirana-Abania. No one knows where they come from or if they are brothers.

A local woman, Montserrat Battlo, saw the miserable conditions the bears lived in and decided to do everything in her power to give them a dignified life in their natural environment. She got in touch with the president of the Millions of Friends Association, Mrs. Cristina Lapis, and, in a joint effort, they managed to bring Maria and Marko to the AMP Libearty sanctuary.

Now they are finally free to run and climb trees, feel the grass under their paws and swim in the pools.