Barnat, the climber

The third cub, Barnat, arrived at Utyos soon after Platon in April. His story is the one the team at Utyos have seen too many times before: mother shot whilst hibernating in her winter den, still nursing her babies. He had been kept back as a toy by poachers and then surrendered to the authorities once they were bored of him. Barnat was so malnourished and small we found it hard to believe he was 3 months old. He swiftly joined his new brothers Gavroche and Platon who quickly accepted him in their gang and started teaching him how to be a wild bear, which involved climbing trees and making barking noises at the scary humans who were approaching only to bring food.

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 Barnat and Gavroche, doing what wild bears do.     Platon climbing a tree with Barnat.

him. Barnat was so malnourished and small we found it hard to believe he was 3 months old. He swiftly joined his new brothers Gavroche and Platon who quickly accepted him in their gang and started teaching him how to be a wild bear, which involved climbing trees and making barking noises at the scary humans who were approaching only to bring food.<


miss molly     Gavroche     Platon

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