Bears rescued from concrete pits taste freedom, feel Earth under their paws for the very first time

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17 bears who were forced to live in captivity from birth were freed by a rescue organization, and the look on their faces as they finally experience freedom for the first time will warm your heart.

They were kept at a Bear Park in Georgia and they lived in what were essentially concrete pits. They were pits to keep them from climbing out and they were concrete because it’s cheap and easy to clean.

The Atlanta Human Society, in a partnership with PETA, helped arrange for these bears to be taken and released in a wildlife sanctuary in Keenesburg, Colorado.

Finally, they have freedom to roam and play, and they can finally feel fresh grass and dirt under their paws for the first time.

Watch their reactions! Just lovely.

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