Officials in Germany were able to rescue several black bears from zoos endangered by the ongoing war in Ukraine.
According to The Associated Press, the Animal Protection Association of Schleswig-Holstein said they were able to rescue several Asian black bears from Ukraine earlier this month.
The agency said among those bears was Malvina, a 7-year-old bear who had been living at a private zoo in Eastern Ukraine. Upon Russia's invasion, Malvina was transported to a White Rock Bear Shelter near Kyiv.
On March 16, the Animal Protection Association of Schleswig-Holstein said that Malvina and several other bears had arrived safely in Germany after leaving Kyiv. According to CNN, Malvina is now safe and living at an animal protection center.