Ala, the 36 year old she-bear, left us forever, after she had been enjoying the freedom, together with the other bears in the sanctuary. She fell into the forever sleep on November 15, to meet Benny again, at the gate to eternity. She became a little star in the Great Bear constellation, the symbol of the bear's existance for millions of years. Ala had been living a difficult life before she went in the sanctuary, but she died free.
She left this world while sleeping, like she was getting ready for a forever winter.