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Bear Sanctuary Prishtina

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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...more
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| Mramor village, near Badovc Lake, Pristina 10000, Kosovo
+377 45 826 072
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Thank kdh1716
Reviewed 13 October 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
Thank RoopeFIN
Reviewed 27 September 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
Thank Nina S
Reviewed 26 September 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
2  Thank michaelnewport
Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

Beautiful location where the bears have a lot of space to move and play. We were able to see some of them very close but others were sleeping or hiding. The sanctuary also offers some explanations on how the bears live. All together a great...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank beekmanskoen
Reviewed 19 August 2018

Having seen one of the 'bear restaurants' and a 'mini-zoo' that some of these bears came from a few years ago, I was sceptical about what this place would be like, but I was more than pleasantly surprised. The enclosures are spacious and have plenty...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Ant N
Reviewed 20 June 2018

Steep paths and not suitable for people with disabilities. Some of the bears didnt look to be in very good condition and appeared bored, pacing round and round in circles wearing tracks in the grass. Wouldnt go again.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank seadog2012
Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

It's just beautiful for parents and specially for the kids .... And when you reach the top you get an breathtaking view

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank ArbenN25
Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Really nice bear park near Pristina which was built from EU financial. Ticket fee for adult between April in October is 1.50 eur per person and opening time is till 7 p.m. Nice place for Sunday walking with children and family. There is a small...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank boruta2015
Reviewed 2 April 2018

This place provides a new home for bears that were formerly kept in tiny cages or were chained. The space that the bears have is very spacious and the walkways provide a good view of the bears. We were there when the bears were very...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Reinhard H
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19 September 2018|
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Response from Jeta L | 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.
12 March 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