Garrincha - Story of endangered bear cub living in Tbilisi Zoo
12 June, 2018
Garrincha - Story of endangered bear cub living in Tbilisi Zoo
The FIFA World Cup is just around the corner and it is the right time to get acquainted with Garrincha – an orphaned bear cub, which was found at the edge of the forest by a local of the village Upper Orbeli, Tsageri Municipality. The adorable bear cub that belongs to endangered species was handed over to Tbilisi Zoo, where he currently lives.

Strange it may sound, the bear cub was named after legendary footballer Garrincha, he was lame – his
left leg was shorter than the right one. So was the bear cub – when he was brought to Tbilisi Zoo, he was lame and could not even move its injured paw that was the reason why the employees of the zoo gave him the name Garrincha.

As it is known, doctors said about legendary Brazilian footballer that it was not clear if he could ever walk normally. The health condition of the bear cub was not satisfactory as well. In addition to the injured paw, the bear had problems with nervous system. Garrincha could hardly stand on his rear legs and his head started to shake when he tried. He was terrified and stressed, and he did not want to leave his cage. He was afraid of humans and tried to avoid interacting with them. In the beginning it was hard to get him out of his cage. Gradually, he started to move. His leg has also been cured. Soon, he started to play with other bear cubs.
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Endangered bear cub living in Tbilisi Zoo. Photo courtesy: Tbilisi Zoo/ Mzia Sharashidze

As it is widely known, despite many obstacles Brazilian Garrincha has become the best winger of all time in the history of football.

“Our Garrincha, however, has already become the right winger, left winger, goalkeeper and forward at the same time. He runs, crawls and easily finds even hidden snacks.
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Bear cub was named after legendary footballer Garrincha. Photo courtesy: Tbilisi Zoo/ Mzia Sharashidze

First – We should never give up hope

Second – We should not make bear cubs orphaned… “, reads the statement by Tbilisi Zoo published on its official Facebook page.
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When bear cub was brought to Tbilisi Zoo, he was lame and could not even move its injured paw

Photo courtesy: Tbilisi Zoo/ Mzia Sharashidze

As a reminder, two bear cubs listed as endangered on the red list were found at the edge of the forest by the resident of the village Upper Orbeli, Tsageri Municipality in May. The employees of The Department of Environmental Supervision under Ministry of Environment Protection and Agriculture of Georgia handed over the bear cubs to Tbilisi Zoo.

First photo courtesy: Tbilisi Zoo/ Mzia Sharashidze

Source: Tbilisi Zoo

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