Libearty Bear Sanctuary – officially opened in May 2014
The Libearty bear sanctuary located in the Carpathian Mountains of Transylvania, Romania – was officially opened on May 14th 2014. Work there has progressed since 2005 to create Europe’s largest bear sanctuary and today it has around 30 hectares of oak forested enclosures where 78 rescued bears live a free and happy life.
The opening event was attended by Cristina Lapis (President of the AMP who manage the sanctuary) and Mike Baker (CEO of the WSPA who designed and financed most of the construction and running costs of the sanctuary). Mayors from Zarnesti and Brasov as well as Ministers from the Romanian government came to give the sanctuary its official opening.
Romanian and foreign tourists can now visit the sanctuary to see the bears – see below if you want to make a visit.
The sanctuary has added attractions to make a visit an unforgettable experience – a tree-top observation platform, a small church (the only one in Romania which will hold animal blessings), a ‘bear-train’ to take you around the sanctuary and even a real North American Wigwam which will be used to host school children’s educational visits.
There are still a few bears to rescue from illegal captivity in Romania and these will soon join the others for a peaceful life at the sanctuary.
If you want to visit the sanctuary and see the bears for yourself, take a look at the sanctuary website at: http://ampbears.ro/en/bear-sanctuary . The tours start each day from Tuesday to Sunday from 9, 10 and 11 AM. Please make your visiting reservations by calling the sanctuary main office in Brasov on: +40 268 471 202, or by email: email@example.com.
You can also read the full story of the rescued bears in the book – Bear Sanctuary http://amzn.to/pWBWaQ.