Mitsi lived for three years in an improvised mini-zoo, near a restaurant in Bancu, Harghita County. All he knew was the steel bars and the concrete in the small cage in which he lived. Her only relief was the presence of Motsi, her brother, who was her partner in suffering. The bears were an attraction for all those who visited the village and its surroundings, so the restaurant did not lack customers. In November 2006, Mitsi and Motsi were released in the oak forest of the AMP Libearty sanctuary.