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  • Teddy bears for kids and bears

    25 children at an orphanage in Brasov, Romania received a furry teddy bear as a Christmas gift from the Libearty bear sanctuary. This was the result of the "adopt-a-teddy bear" project by the bear sanctuary which enabled people to donate funds to help care for the rescued bears and also to give a teddy bear gift to an orphan for Christmas. The project was so popular with the children that the sanctuary will continue to offer the teddy adoption throughout 2016 to help more bears and more children who need a teddy bear to cuddle - so if you want to help the bears and kids in Romania take a look at the web site at:…/adopt-a-teddy-bear-for-an-orphan-c… . Happy New Year from the Bear Sanctuary!


    ADOPT A TEDDY BEAR - AND HELP REAL BEARS AND CHILDREN. The Romanian bear sanctuary has a great gift idea for Christmas. If you donate 50 euros to help care for their rescued bears, they will give one of their teddy bears to a local orphanage in Romania. That way your Christmas gift helps the sanctuary to feed rescued bears and to rescue more bears – and you will also be gifting a fluffy teddy bear friend to an orphan child to remind them they are not alone at Christmas.

    For your donation you will receive a picture of the orphan children enjoying the gift of your adopted teddy bear, and you will receive a certificate to show your family and friends how easy it is to make orphan children happy and also help animals. You can also buy this gift for someone as a present of course. Just take a look at the web site of the Millions of Friends organization (AMP) – who manage the bear sanctuary in Romania.…/adopt-a-teddy-bear-for-an-orphan-c…

    You can also buy the BEAR SANCTUARY BOOK as a Christmas present, from: . The book tells the story, with photos, of the rescue of the bears and the creation of the bear sanctuary in Romania, as well as other sanctuaries around the world. A donation from the sales of the book goes to help rescue and care for more bears.


  • Harry Potter actress visits Romania bear sanctuary

    The Libearty bear sanctuary in Romania had a magical visitor recently. Evanna Lynch, the actress who played Luna Lovegood in the Harry Potter films, visited the bear sanctuary to help us celebrate 10 years of rescuing bears from cruel captivity. Evanna was thrilled to see the rescued bears relaxing and playing in the sanctuary meadows and pools and she made a donation of a special bear to the teddy bear museum which will open to muggles and wizards early in 2016.

    The teddy bear is dressed in a Ravenclaw scarf (Luna’s school house in the Harry Potter films) and also a Luna Lovegood/Ravenclaw lanyard which Evanna signed on the front, and wrote a personal message to the sanctuary on the reverse. The “Harry Potter” teddy is now sitting on the museum shelves waiting for the official opening.
    If you have a teddy bear to donate to the new teddy bear museum at the bear sanctuary in Romania - let us know at:

  • Visitors to the bear sanctuary

    The Romanian bear sanctuary is rapidly becoming one of Romania’s must-see tourist attractions.  It is listed on TripAdvisor as one of the top 10 things to do around Brasov  (

    The Hotel Raddisson Blu has also put a mention on their blog page about the Libearty Bear Sanctuary – entitled “Quirky places to visit around Bucharest”.  See:

    So if you are planning on visiting Romania in 2016 - put a trip to the bear sanctuary on your list.  See the 80 rescued brown bears resting and playing in their huge oak forest sanctuary – and in early 2016 Romania’s first Teddy bear Museum will be opening at the bear sanctuary.

  • Teddy Bear Museum

    The Teddy Bear museum we are creating in the Romanian bear sanctuary is starting to be put together. Over 100 teddy bears have been donated so far and many of these are now sitting on shelves with name cards showing who donated them. At the recent event at the sanctuary to celebrate 10 years of rescuing and caring for bears in Romania, the Milioane de Prieteni (who manage the bear sanctuary and teddy museum) opened the museum doors to the local media to get a sneak preview. The photo here shows some of the bears in the museum but more are being added and the museum will be open to the public early in 2016.  see: