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Watch the bears feed on forest plants, climb trees, and swim in pools at Libearty Bear Sanctuary Zarnesti, which shelters over 70 animals who've been rescued from illegal exploitation. The story of the sanctuary started in 1998 when its founder, Cristina Lapis, saw three bears caged outside a restaurant who were being used to amuse customers. The habitat of oak and hazel forest allows the bears to stay hidden in the bushes, except in the morning when they come near the fence to be fed. The sanctuary is also home to a she-wolf that was born in a zoo and rejected by her own pack. Watch a short clip explaining how the sanctuary was built before going to see its furry residents. Put Libearty Bear Sanctuary Zarnesti into our Zarnesti road trip planning app and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
Tours to Libearty Bear Sanctuary Zarnesti
Full Day Tour of Dracula's, LiBEARty Brown Bear Sanctuary, Brasov town and Rasnov Fortress BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $118
Duration: 11 hours
2-Day Small-Group Tour to Dracula's Castle, Rasnov Fortress, Peles Castle, Sighisoara and Libearty Brown Bear Sanctuary with Overnight in Brasov BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $207
Duration: 2 days
Libearty Bear Sanctuary Zarnesti Reviews
I don't get how people can not recommend going there. Sure, it's a tragic place, not a petting zoo. So you need to keep that in mind, if you plan on going there. You hear really sad stories about thos... more »
Libearty Bear Sanctuary is without doubt the highlight of my trip over the last few days in Romania. Florin was our tour guide, he was great! The tour was really informative, educational and it was a ... more »
This place is great! Very informative guide that tells you about the history of the Sanctuary and about the story of many bears that they've rescued. The tour is a short, but steep, walk on gravel and you can see bears eating, bathing, or just laying around. They also have wolves and deer and they're associated with a dog rescue. They're doing beautiful work with these poor animals! 💙💛♥️
Excellent and sad, it's great and informative but its not a zoo ( thankfully). Lots of walking up hill so think if have young and older visitors. Would highly recommend. People need educating on this issue so it stops!!
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