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Captive bears live under dire conditions in many places around the world. In the Bear Forest, rescued brown bears are offered an untroubled and bear-friendly life again. Here they can enjoy two hectares of forest with a waterfall, a small stream and a pond. A unique project!
The bears’ wild habitat is used as an example for the residents of the Bear Forest, to stimulate the bears’ natural behaviour. They live together with a pack of grey wolves, animals that coexist with bears in the wild. They receive a seasonal diet, based on what is available throughout the year in nature. This is known as our Natural Feeding Programme.
The Bear Forest project started in 1993 and is one of the very first of its kind in Europe. At the moment 10 brown bears live in the Bear Forest, each with their own tragic history. In total 32 bears have lived in the Bear Forest since it first started. Read more about the former residents here.