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Libearty Bear Sanctuary Zarnesti

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| DN 73A km 6 - near the entrance in Zarnesti from Rasnov, Zarnesti 500075, Romania
+40 268 471 202
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Libearty Bear Sanctuary is the biggest brown bear sanctuary from Europeand has the largest surface in the world. Here, 75 bears found a nice home in this 5 stars welfare facility. Here you can see happy bears in their natural environment, after a bad life in circuses and zoo cages. The tours are guided by trained animal welfare experts and the visitors can see brown bears really close.
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| DN 73A km 6 - near the entrance in Zarnesti from Rasnov, Zarnesti 500075, Romania
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Reviewed today via mobile

If you have any interest in animals you should make sure this place is on you to do list in Romania, this is probably the closest you will ever get to a brown bear without being in any danger ! They also have wolves ,...More

Thank Gary T
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This place is awesome. As a recent disliker of zoos this place was really cool. What they are doing is fantastic and there are some sad stories at how these animals were previously treated. Got to see bear cubs up playing in the trees and...More

Thank Ngapara
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Without a car, it took some getting to but it was well worth it and the best day of our trip. The cruelty and suffering these bears have endured defies belief. But to see them now recovering and enjoying life, free from harm is wonderful....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Do go - it is great to see the bears (and one or two wolves) and the cause is moving and worthy of support. (And it is clear from the sometimes makeshift facilities that the centre needs it). But ... the tour (all lasting one...More

Thank TheKoolKestrel
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Reviewed April 12, 2018

Thoroughly enjoyable way to visit rescued bears in a purpose built woodland setting, accompanied by conservation staff who are passionate and knowledgeable. Visit is by guided tour only which lasts an hour, with times varying by season (check website). Each bear you spot you will...More

1  Thank Ruth N
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Reviewed April 9, 2018

This was above and beyond one of the best parts of our Romania trip. The staff are very knowledgeable and clearly care deeply for the animals. The stories of the bears are sad and moving, yet it's heartwarming to see them being cared for after...More

1  Thank millekermm
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Reviewed March 31, 2018 via mobile

A must see place to visit. This is a sanctuary not a zoo so please be respectful to the bears as they have been through much suffering. The staff are knowledgeable and engaging.

2  Thank Surj T
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Reviewed March 24, 2018

You can only get here as part of a tour or taxi as it is out in the country.entry is 50 lei each and a tour lasts approximately one hour with a 5 minute film to start outlining the history of the sanctuary(can be seen...More

1  Thank AndyIsobel
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Reviewed March 14, 2018

While everything feels a bit "make-shift" it was interesting to see all the dedicated & important work going on to rescue & protect bears & other animals (e.g. deer). Starts with an informative video followed by a tour round the sanctuary - about 1hr. Heavy...More

1  Thank Tom H
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Reviewed March 13, 2018

Firstly you need to adjust your expectations of this environment. It is a sanctuary for bears who have been rescued from horrific conditions. As others have said, this is not a zoo (there isn't the breadth of animals), nor is it a 'natural' setting. There...More

2  Thank donna_goodwin
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DublinChips
January 11, 2018|
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Response from m50lws | Reviewed this property |
The sanctuary is open throughout the winter see the website (ampbears) but only 2 tours per day. As it is remote if the weather is inclement it could be difficult to get to.
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