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Bear Sanctuary

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Kuterevo, Croatia
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Refugium Kuterevo

This refugee place for orphaned bears is worth the trip to it. We saw 3 younger bears and 4 older... read more

Reviewed 26 May 2018
Siniša T
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Sanctuary

We had a beautiful time there ! It is not that hard to reach just follow your GPS. I have read all... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2018
Abel Ć
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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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“worth a visit” (3 reviews)
“no charge” (2 reviews)
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Kuterevo, Croatia
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Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

This refugee place for orphaned bears is worth the trip to it. We saw 3 younger bears and 4 older bears. The guide Gloria was extremely helpful and friendly, she gave us a lot of information about the refugee camp and the bears.

1  Thank Siniša T
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Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

We had a beautiful time there ! It is not that hard to reach just follow your GPS. I have read all the reviews and people are complaining about not getting an explanation and a tour from volunteers. You have to understand that this is...More

Thank Abel Ć
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Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

It is not easy to find, but well worth the effort. It was very quiet when I visited so I was able to spent time watching the beats. The volunteers I met were very knowledgeable and spoke good English.

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Reviewed 5 September 2017

A really nice place to go visit. Voluntiers from all arround the world gather there to help the brown bears who somehow lost their connection to their mothers or the wild life. You can see them really close up and there are a lot of...More

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Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

we have visited the sanctuary as a larger group (10+ people) including children and a dog. Our guide was Ivan Pros: - nice view at the younger bears with the possibility to get quite close to the fence - we arrived at 09:45 a.m. and...More

Thank -HappyVII-
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Reviewed 24 August 2017

We have really nice experience at Kuterevo. Bears seem happy and taking care of and the children love to see them so up close. Nice educational and volunteers place, too.

Thank izica
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Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

The sanctuary has pretty spacious enclosures and the bears we've seen looked at ease, which was something I was a bit worried about at first. I'm glad this was not the case. The sanctuary has a mild hippie vibe and I can recommend it if...More

Thank Guy M
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Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Seeng the condition and surrounding of this bear sanctuary I would ask a basic question: - If this is for wellbeing of bears, than why not make them much bigger resort, while this is not better than a Zoo? - If this is for emusement...More

Thank Zvonimir H
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Reviewed 26 July 2017

Kuterevo was a fantastic experience. Another dimension kind of thing. I'm blessed to have participated in a volunteer camp in Kuterevo. It has a educational concept and the tours to see the bears are free.

Thank LenaLena M
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Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

We loved the place! We contacted the place via their facebook page to ask about best time of day to visit. They replied quite soon and said that 12-16 is too hot and the bears would sleep and hide in the bushes. They recomended to...More

Thank Haldi K
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Yat Kiu T
12 May 2018|
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Response from Abel Ć | Reviewed this property |
The best option is to drive there.
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enski
16 July 2016|
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Response from amanda2010 | Reviewed this property |
Normal shoes are fine if you will be driving to the sanctuary as its quite small. However if you are walking to the sanctuary maybe wear something comfortable because the sanctuary is in the middle of the countryside.
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helenmezzo
3 July 2016|
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Response from sheri m | Reviewed this property |
it seems to be open most of the time from 10 til 4. but please 'bear' in mynd that it is manned solely by volunteers,
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