Libearty Bear Sanctuary Zarnesti, Brasov

(4.4/5 based on 380+ reviews on the web)
Watch the bears feed on forest plants, climb trees, and swim in pools at Libearty Bear Sanctuary Zarnesti, which shelters over 70 animals who've been rescued from illegal exploitation. The story of the sanctuary started in 1998 when its founder, Cristina Lapis, saw three bears caged outside a restaurant who were being used to amuse customers. The habitat of oak and hazel forest allows the bears to stay hidden in the bushes, except in the morning when they come near the fence to be fed. The sanctuary is also home to a she-wolf that was born in a zoo and rejected by her own pack. Watch a short clip explaining how the sanctuary was built before going to see its furry residents. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Libearty Bear Sanctuary Zarnesti and many more Brasov attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Brasov vacation trip planner.
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  • The sanctuary was highly recommended by our hotel manager, so we decided to pay a visit. The road to the sanctuary is bumpy and not well maintained. There are only 3 daily guided tours: 09:00, 10:00 &...  more »
  • The bear sanctuary is really worth visiting to see brown bears and wolves in nice big enclosures. We got some really good views of bears playing and swimming with each other and their wolf friends. To...  more »
  • Visited from Brasov, as reviews not a zoo but great to see the bears in a great environment. The people there enjoy their work.  more »
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  • Had a great time. Got the 10am tour to avoid crowds which was great as had 10 people on ours...50 on the next! Great place and they do some great work. Lovely to see happy bears!
  • You have to come here! I might be biased because I have a profound love for bears, but this sanctuary does amazing work saving caged and mistreated bears, donkeys, and dogs. They have freed over 90 bears since their inception and after witnessing first hand the psychological effects that pervade in the bears even years later, you gain a greater appreciation for all the work that is done at this shelter. We opted for the more expensive private tour as our honeymoon present, but felt better when we learned that 100% of our fees went to feeding the bears. From what we heard, we were extremely lucky our morning, as we saw possibly about 40 bears out and about. Definitely come here and help support the ongoing rescue of Romanian bears!
  • Amazing bear rescue reserve. The work they do is amazing. You have to visit to help them. They are realky respectful with the bears so double check the opening time. Only open 3hours per day.
  • earn karma points. support bears. learn about how humans are unecessarily cruel. pet the dogs. take an awesome selfie with bears.
  • Good conditions for bears. Hospitality. Professional presentation of the sanctuary.