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Contact Admin. Berna, a female brown bear born in Bern, has fallen in love with a libidinous younger neighbour in the Bulgarian city of Dobrich. The pair have apparently been inseparable since Sunday. They soon became star attractions, but the park, aware that bears are usually rejected by their mothers after a couple of years, shocked many people when it announced the twins would be moved — and even put to sleep if no new homes could be found.
An "outraged and very concerned" Brigitte Bardot even waded into the debate external link. In , after clashing with her mother, Berna was moved to the zoo in Dobrich, southeast Bulgaria. Ursina still lives in Bern external link. A year ago, Berna got a new neighbour: The two could see each other the whole time and their behaviour suggested they were interested in each other, according to zookeepers.
The first date occurred on Sunday, with a delegation from Bern travelling to Bulgaria, the zoo said on Friday. A few mutual sniffs, a couple of half-hearted growls and a quick wrestle later, and the introductions were over.
When Berna eventually returned to her half of the enclosure to catch her breath, Kostadin stayed in his half. Sign up for our free newsletters and get the top stories delivered to your inbox. Click here to see more newsletters. The content of the website by swissinfo. It is intended for private use only. Any other use of the website content beyond the use stipulated above, particularly the distribution, modification, transmission, storage and copying requires prior written consent of swissinfo.
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