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 authorised 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.
Opening Hours for the visitors: April -October from 10:00 – 19:00/ November - March from 10.00 – 16.00
The prices for ticket categories: Adults (15 years +): 1.50 € ; Children (3 to 14): 0.50 € ; Family pass (2 adults, 3 children older than 3): 3.50 € ; Students: 0.50 € ; 10 people and more: 1.00 € ; Children under 3 years: Free entry; People with special needs: Free entry
To arrange guided tours and for other information contact us in advance on our email address.
BEAR SANCTUARY Prishtina is located 20 kilometres far from Prishtina. To reach the sanctuary, take the road from Prishtina to Gjilan, and turn off at the road to the village Mramor. On the left of this road you`ll find a path, which will lead you to the sanctuary.
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