The photograph is of a handsome young bear named
Ushko who resides at the 'Arcturos' brown bear sanctuary in
northern Greece. When Ushko was a cub in the wild, he
sustained a lower spinal injury which rendered him paralyzed
below the waist; as a result he had to drag himself along using
his fore-legs; but Ushko never gave up on life - he's a fighter.
Brought to the sanctuary, he was 'fitted' with a means to
trundle along happily. His zest for life & bubbly, playful
nature are an inspiration. This remarkable young bear has re-kindled hope & self belief in so many who
have come to know his story.
We also give thought to those fine individuals, throughout the world, who give so much of
themselves for the wellbeing of others.