Bear sanctuary

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Established in 2005, occasionally open to the public in 2008, located in the forest on the hill at the entrance in Zarnesti city, 2 km from national Park Piatra Craiului, on the road 73A Rasnov – Zarnesti – Sibiu in the former military camp, Zarnesti Libearty with an area of 69 hectares is the first nature reserve for captive bears in Romania.
The $ 1.5 million needed funding has been obtained from donations from animal lovers worldwide.
Libearty bear Sanctuary was created in memory of Maya and is today home to many European brown bears and a black bear all being saved from a life of captivity cruel and abusive.
Reserve covers an area of 69 acres of lush forest, streams and ponds located within Zarnesti city at the foot of the Carpathians, near the city of Brasov. Currently the number of bears is around 100.
Most of the reservation bears were rescued from the misery and tiny cages used entertainment for restaurants, hotels, factories, gas stations, circuses or monasteries.
Some of the bears have come to the reservation after Romania’s EU accession led to the closure of most deplorable zoos in the country.

Bear Sanctuary schedule and prices :


Appointments and information:
Phone numbers:
+40 722 533 895 +40 268 471 202 (09 am to 04 pm) or
Mail Address: or

Companions groups of children :
10 lei / caregiver – during the week – limited to 10 children a caregiver
15 lei / caregiver – the weekend – an attendant limited to 10 children
Free – Professor companions if satisfied that the teacher accompanying the group is present (certificate from the education unit or ID) – a teacher is limited to 10 children and additional teachers must pay 10 lei

20 lei / adult
10 lei / child – whether it is part of a group of children held
The maximum capacity of the train is 23 seats.
Train tour is only available if you form a group of at least six paying adults.
During the week (Tuesday to Friday inclusive) train tour can only be made for groups booking at least two days before. Saturday and Sunday train is available between 10.00 and 11.00.

Private guide
Groups that make programming the telephone at one of the numbers +40 268 471 202 or +40 722 533 895 (available between 9.00 and 16.00) or through an e-mail to one of the addresses or amp or, for at least 24 hours prior to visiting the sanctuary and want a dedicated guide can avail the services of a private guide, which are subject to an additional fee of 150 euros / group (at the rate of that day), besides access ticket in reserve.
Tour for professionals
Groups of professional photographers can benefit from a dedicated tour, private guide for a fee of 150 euro / group + 35 euros / photographer with entrances at 9.00 and 10.00 AM. So photographers have the chance to go on their particular platform dedicated and surprise best snapshots, a tour that lasts two hours.
VIP Tour is available at 9.00 or at 10.00, lasts two hours and includes visits first teddy bear museum in Romania, the bunker in which bears can be observed inside the pen and dedicated platform for observation and taking photos.
The cost of a VIP tour includes private guide fee of 150 euro / group + a fee of 50 euros / person.
To qualify for a VIP tour, you must visit scheduled by phone or at one of the following numbers: (+40) 268 471 202 or (+40) 722 533 895 or via an e-mail to one or of addresses, at least 24 hours in advance.

Libearty Bear Sanctuary Zarnesti Romania Interior of Bear Sanctuary Zarnesti Romania

Bear Sanctuary Zarnesti Romaniai Brown bears at Bear Sanctuary Zarnesti Romania