Craig notes Cholita won't be introduced to the other bears immediately because of her current condition. But eventually, he says, "bears like to be together when they are healthy and happy."
The sanctuary has received more than 40 exotic animals from zoos and circuses, Craig says. It took in 25 lions from Bolivia in 2011 - from another rescue operation launched by ADI.
Tim Phillips from ADI says the organization hopes to fly Cholita out by the second half of April in a cargo aircraft that will also carry the 33 lions.
"Cholita's is a very sad story," he says. "She was badly mutilated. She has been alone for years. She really deserves a happy ending."
Learn more about ADI's animal rescues and how to help by clicking here, and you can watch an unforgettable video of Cholita below: