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Bear Sanctuary

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Had read about Kuterevo Bear Refuge about 6 months ago and forgotten about it. Then when in Croatia... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
What a find. Please visit and donate.

A bit of the beaten track...thank heavens. The journey to the alpine setting on a wonderful sunny... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Greater London, United Kingdom
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Kuterevo, Croatia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had read about Kuterevo Bear Refuge about 6 months ago and forgotten about it. Then when in Croatia on holiday we realised we were near it. Decided to make it our final stop in Croatia and taking the advice of other visitors went early as...More

1  Thank MachiavellianSheep
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A bit of the beaten track...thank heavens. The journey to the alpine setting on a wonderful sunny day was perfect. What a wholly magical and inspiring place. The sanctuary is well maintained , the artistic vibe and obvious empowerment and involvement from the village is...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great to see the rescued bears being cared for with a good amount of space and an interesting environment to live in. No entry charge and we were happy to make a donation. Also of interest is the artwork around the site, made by volunteers...More

Thank JamesSwanland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were recommended to visit the Bear Sanctuary by some locals and we’re glad we did. The park is run by volunteers who look after Croatian bears that are unable to be released back into the wild due to being rescued from injury &/or captivity....More

1  Thank Craig F
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stopped off at the sanctury on our way to plitvace lakes and very pleased we did. One of the volunteer was very helpful and knowlegeable in answering our questions . Entry is free but donations can be given which we were very happy to...More

Thank suttondg1
Reviewed 12 August 2018

we spent about 2 hours here. first seeing 3 young bears, and then seeing 2 of the five adults. The enclosures are large. The bears seem happy and are cared for by local people and lots of young volunteers from around the world. it's a...More

Thank alisonwelch2018
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
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
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.

1  Thank MikeTec
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

1  Thank 8_Mona_8
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Yat Kiu T
12 May 2018|
Response from Abel Ć | Reviewed this property |
The best option is to drive there.
16 July 2016|
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.
3 July 2016|
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,