BEAR SANCTUARY Prishtina

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BEAR SANCTUARY Prishtina

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.

Bears Anik and Hana while enjoying a relaxing day in their large enclosure at BEAR SANCTUARY Prishtina

Bears Anik and Hana while enjoying a relaxing day in their large enclosure at BEAR SANCTUARY Prishtina

Bear Ero rescued in 2013 from living in captivity next to a restaurant, now lives a totally different life at his new home at BEAR SANCTUARY Prishtina

Bear Ero rescued in 2013 from living in captivity next to a restaurant, now lives a totally different life at his new home at BEAR SANCTUARY Prishtina

Ema, rescued by FOUR PAWS in 2014 when she and her two siblings were only 2 months old.  Now three of them are grown up so much and are living in harmony with each other and their new friend Hope.

Ema, rescued by FOUR PAWS in 2014 when she and her two siblings were only 2 months old. Now three of them are grown up so much and are living in harmony with each other and their new friend Hope.

A big number of students visit the sanctuary daily. They have a chance to learn a lot during their visit about bear`s life, animal welfare in general and environmental protection.

A big number of students visit the sanctuary daily. They have a chance to learn a lot during their visit about bear`s life, animal welfare in general and environmental protection.

Students during their visit at the sanctuary.

Students during their visit at the sanctuary.

The bus that will bring you every day from Prishtina to the village Mramor where the BEAR SANCTUARY Prishtina is.

The bus that will bring you every day from Prishtina to the village Mramor where the BEAR SANCTUARY Prishtina is.

A beautiful view of Badovc lake from BEAR SANCTUARY Prishtina.

A beautiful view of Badovc lake from BEAR SANCTUARY Prishtina.

Children after their visit of the bears, have a lot of other attractions to spend some relaxing time at the play ground.

Children after their visit of the bears, have a lot of other attractions to spend some relaxing time at the play ground.

A part of playground and the bistro.

A part of playground and the bistro.

Anik, Mal and Hana, while using their huge pool for a nice refreshment during the hot summer of Kosovo.

Anik, Mal and Hana, while using their huge pool for a nice refreshment during the hot summer of Kosovo.

Bear Anik

Bear Anik

If you are a fan of cycling and want to visit the bears, you can always rent them as soon as you leave the bus stop in Mramor village.

If you are a fan of cycling and want to visit the bears, you can always rent them as soon as you leave the bus stop in Mramor village.

Ema, Oska and Ron.

Ema, Oska and Ron.

Bear Mal and his huge enclosure.

Bear Mal and his huge enclosure.

BEAR SANCTUARY Prishtina team will always appreciate a feedback after your visit!

BEAR SANCTUARY Prishtina team will always appreciate a feedback after your visit!

Bears usually use a lot the enrichment that bear keepers build for them.

Bears usually use a lot the enrichment that bear keepers build for them.

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Contact

BEAR SANCTUARY Prishtina
Village Mramor, near Badovc lake
Pristina, Kosovo
Kosovo
10000
Albania
+377 45 826 072
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Reviews

BEAR SANCTUARY Prishtina is rated 5 out of 5, based on 1 reviews.
One of the best attractions in Kosovo
Review by bearsanctuary-prishtina@four-paws.org - Oct 10, 2016 - 5:56 am
It`s a beautiful place with 19 most adorable inhabitants ever! They are all rescued bears and you`ll see how nicely they are treated there, same time you will learn a lot about animal welfare and will enjoy the beautiful surroundings. And it`s only 20 km far from Prishtina.

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