Scottish zoo re-homes black bear which survived war in Ukraine

LONDON: An Asiatic black bear which was found in an abandoned zoo in eastern Ukraine five months after Russia’s invasion in 2022, arrived at his new permanent home in Scotland on Friday.
Yampil, named after the village in the Donetsk region where he was found, was one of only a few out of 200 animals at the zoo to survive. After being rescued, he was cared for by a Belgian charity before his more than 12-hour journey to Five Sisters Zoo, around 20 miles (32 km) west of Edinburgh.