As one of the first bears taken in at the Vietnam sanctuary, Mausi has been around so long that she feels like she owns the place. And, as a 2 kilogram (approx. 4 pounds) cub, she was already Lady of the Manor. She had her run of the cub house, and no one could tell her no - or wanted to.
In the autumn of that first year came another miracle rescue‚ and another group of bears that narrowly avoided a lifetime of confinement at a bear bile farm. Marmite came as part of this group, and her and Mausi became fast friends. And occasional rivals.