Brutus and Ursula were two sibling black bears who lived in a cramped and dangerous cage in Roseville’s Royer Park Zoo.
They spent 18 years in a small, crumbling cage on the banks of a flood-prone creek. Ursula spent her days pacing, slipping in the algae covered concrete while Brutus hung his head lazily from a platform swatting flies and fighting a resident rat for food.
Enraged, Justin calls the mayor to complain, but the mayor tells him Brutus and Ursula would die in their cage because no one cared about two old bears.
Committed to proving the mayor wrong and saving the bears, Justin begans calling zoos and sanctuaries all over the country looking for someone to take the bears.