Mariţa was the oldest ex-resident of a Zoo in Roman, where she lived together with another three bears (Suzi, Bobiță and Ursi), also “Libearty” residents at this moment. She spent half of her life behind bars. As the zoo couldn’t afford much food for the animals living there, she was very thin and weak.
In August 2006, when Marița arrived to the Sanctuary, she was very small for her real age (22 years). She recovered fast but remained small. But that was not an issue for her and, for ten years, she loved climbing trees and bathing in pools together with her old friends Suzi, Bobiță and Ursi.
Recently, Marița leaved the sanctuary for the Great Bear Constellation and is going to watch her friends that still live in the Libearty sanctuary.