Once Tyson arrived at the sanctuary, his health was a priority. And luckily, the bear seems to have a lot of strength in him, which means he could have years of happiness ahead of him. “I am surprised and relieved that after 16 years of extremely bad keeping conditions Tyson is not suffering from any very serious medical conditions," Frank Göritz, a veterinarian, said. "The most severe are his dental abrasion and weak muscles. He will recover well."
No longer languishing in a tiny, dark cage, Tyson started to stretch, run and play at the sanctuary.