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Bear Sanctuary Prishtina & Thesaret e Natyres

41 reviews
Pristina, Kosovo
About Bear Sanctuary Prishtina & Thesaret e Natyres
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 support in finding a species-appropriate home for these “restaurant bears”. Currently at BEAR SANCTUARY Prishtina live 19 bears all rescued from captivity. Here they have plenty of space, ponds and proper meals, and most of all, they are living in harmony with each other. May 2018 was another important month for the sanctuary, as we celebrated the grand opening of the Environmental Education Centre “Thesaret e Natyrës”. This new centre offers various educational exhibitions/ games, souvenir shop, seminar rooms and a nice bistro to freshen up with drinks or enjoy a nice vegetarian or vegan meal.
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

You should not miss this while in Prishtina. Difficult to find in trip advisor as grouped with other outdoor events - should be separated to get this spot better visible.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Helmutxx
Reviewed March 10, 2019 via mobile

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!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Dawnin' A
Reviewed March 2, 2019 via mobile

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 absolutely surprising and it’s just another brilliant place to enjoy. Great food, a...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Lukas Idan E
Reviewed February 4, 2019

I have visited this place many times with family, friends and tourists. I strongly recommend to visit it, as its not far from Pristina and you can see about 20 lovely brown bears, great nature, nice restaurant and professional staff.

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank kosovolocalguide
Reviewed January 28, 2019

Best place in the region of Prishtina to go away from the noise of capital. Beautiful nature and delicious vegetarian food

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Artimis K
Reviewed January 16, 2019 via mobile

The sanctuary is really easy to reach either getting there by taxi or by bus from Priština. It is surrounded by nature and there are many possibilities for hiking inside the sanctuary. We were able to see one of the 19 bears there, since it...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Eleo G
Reviewed November 23, 2018

This is a great place to see brown bears up close. A well-run sanctuary, it is a delightful place to visit. The bears, rescued from unfortunate situations, are well taken care of. The sanctuary also has a coffee shop and a nice gift shop. It...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank kdh1716
Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

During my stay in Pristina, this one definitely stood out in a good way! It was such a great thing to see how the bears now had good living conditions. I also liked how they had short presentations about every bear and their personalities☺️

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank RoopeFIN
Reviewed September 27, 2018 via mobile

Besides the amazing and professional work of all the people who care for the bears, with dedication and love for the animals, we were also stunned by the restaurant and the unbelievably yummy food (mainly vegetarian). A great place to spend some meaningful quality time,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Nina H
Reviewed September 26, 2018

A very worthwhile and easy day trip from Prishtina, to see 19 Bears that have been saved from various sad conditions from around the Balkans. 1 way with a Taxi from Prishtina = 13 Euro...to get back, walk 2.7km to the main road...just on the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
4  Thank michaelnewport
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September 18, 2018|
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Response from JetaLepaja | Property representative |
Hi there, the bears are being fed three times per day, so in the morning between 8 to 10 am, midday from 13 to 14 pm and in the evening from 16 to 16.30 pm.All the best.
March 11, 2018|
Response from Maryann B | Reviewed this property |
Not sure about a taxi. We went by bus which was easy (short walk from bus stop to sanctuary) and cheap