These days, Kujira is an entirely different bear from the frightened animal the rescue team discovered last year. He spends his days playing in the grass and wrestling with his friends - and, at long last, seeing everything the world has to offer.
"His stereotypic behavior was some of the worst I have ever seen, but is so much better now," Kelly Donithan, Animals Asia bear manager, said in a statement. "Every day we see signs of improvement to his mental health as his body heals. We can never erase Kujira's awful past, but we'll work every day to make them increasingly distant memories."