Bear Sanctuary Prishtina & Thesaret e Natyres, Pristina

4.9
#2 of 7 in Tours in Kosovo
For many years, there was no law against keeping brown bears in Kosovo. All privately kept brown bears lived in small cages at restaurants and were used to attract visitors.

In November 2010, when it became illegal to keep bears privately, FOUR PAWS reacted immediately, offering the government our support in finding a species-appropriate home for these “restaurant bears”. According to the research conducted by our experts, fifteen brown bears were being kept under such miserable conditions in Kosovo at this time.

Thankfully, our negotiations led to quick results; a contract was drawn up, which authorized FOUR PAWS as the only organisation to keep brown bears in Kosovo. An agreement with the capital city, Prishtina, granted us the cost-free utilisation of a 16 hectare forest area.
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  • This is an amazing facility to see the rescued bears. Their shop is great, the education center is very modern and the park is so well planned! Get you hiking boots out and go visit this place!  more »
  • No doubts it’s one of the highlights of Kosovo. Definitely worth to visit and see happy bears in their natural environment. The sanctuary is really modern and well organised. The restaurant is absolut...  more »
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