Not long after arriving to her new home, Ursula, who was pregnant at the time, entered the privacy of her den to wait out the winter and to give birth to two cubs -- only now her small offspring would remain by her side.
Earlier this week, the new mother and her babies emerged from hibernation. For the first time, cameras near her den captured the scene of the new family together, with no one to come between them.
It has been a long road for Ursula and the other bears rescued from the tourist park, but with the help of dedicated animal welfare groups, the road stretching out ahead for this next generation will be much softer.
"They will never know life in a barren concrete pit," says PETA.