For 16 years, Ricki the bear paced back and forth in a chain-link cage. Now, she's finally getting a chance to stretch her legs.
In February, after a massive public relations push and a lawsuit aimed at her release, Ricki was finally freed from her concrete enclosure behind Jim Mack's Ice Cream in Pennsylvania. She was taken to the Wild Animal Sanctuary in Kennesburg, Colorado, and new photos show her settling into the good life. Right now, she's still in an introductory pen to adjust to life outside a cage.