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.