20 rescued bears live in their new home at bear sanctuary prishtina
BEAR SANCTUARY Prishtina is located 20 km from the capital of Kosovo near the village of Mramor. The land allocated for the sanctuary by the Municipality of Prishtina covers an area of 16 hectares.
Currently, approximately 10 hectares have been developed and provide a near-natural habitat and lifelong home to brown bears formerly kept as restaurant bears in Kosovo and Albania. Three of the bears, now living here, were bought when they were only a few weeks old and kept illegally as pets by Kosovo families.
They were discovered and confiscated by the Kosovo police and transferred to BEAR SANCTUARY Prishtina in spring 2014. Here, the bears have the chance to live under professional supervision and in an environment suited to their species.
Meet our 20 rescued bears and read their stories here.