Furthermore, like most dancing bears, Percy had all his teeth taken out to ensure that he would be completely defenseless.
Little did Percy realize, the rest of his life would not look like this.
He was ultimately rescued by IAR and transported to a bear rescue center in Bannerghatta, India, managed by IAR's partner, Wildlife SOS. Key said that because of the cruelty Percy had endured, he was understandably shy and nervous about his new home - but he came to fit right in soon enough.
The first order of business was freeing Percy from the ring and chain that defined his life as a dancing bear. Sadly, the damage was done and Percy was left with permanent facial scars.