Libearty Teddy Bear Museum - Romania
A new teddy bear museum will be opening in Romania later this year – at the Libearty Bear Sanctuary in central Transylvania. The bear sanctuary is now home to 80 rescued brown bears where they live a peaceful life in an amazing forested sanctuary after being rescued from terrible captive conditions in old and dirty cages.
Now the sanctuary is open to visitors who come to see the bears and to learn about their stories. Schools also send classes so the children can learn about wildlife protection and animal welfare.
As part of the visitor experience the sanctuary is now creating a museum of teddy bears which will be housed in the main building of the bear sanctuary. This will include teddy bears in National costume from many countries and also some exceptional bears made by specialist teddy bear makers from around the world.
This museum will be the first of its kind in Romania and it is certain to be a huge attraction. This will bring more visitors, and their entrance fees to the sanctuary will help to cover the costs of caring for the bears and rescuing others. The rescued bears eat over a tonne of food every day – so it is an expensive business to care for all the bears.
So watch this space for news of the Libearty Teddy Bear Museum in Romania.
If you are a Teddy Bear maker why not make a bear or choose one from your collection to donate to the new museum? Or if you can find a teddy bear in the National costume of your country (often on sale at airports), or with something on it to symbolise your country – that bear could also be displayed at the museum. If you are interested in donating a teddy bear for the museum please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
You can also read the full story of the rescued bears in the book – Bear Sanctuary, available at: http://amzn.to/pWBWaQ .