A few weeks ago I got the opportunity to go near Brasov, Romania, to visit the bear sanctuary in Zarnesti.

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Beautiful Brasov

I was a little skittish, I didn’t know exactly what to expect.

The sanctuary is on a beautiful secluded location, and is spread on the 69 hectares of oak forest. IMG_6464

The place is huge! There are 95 european brown bears that were saved from nightmarish conditions. Hearing their stories, and seeing them enjoying the new life is a pretty emotional experience.

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Bath time!
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There’s also a wolf who was kept as a pet, until it couldn’t be handled anymore. He now lives with his bear friend in the sanctuary.
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They love to take baths in the pool!

If you’re even in the Brasov area of Romania, I strongly reccomend visiting this place. The entry fee helps the association take care of the bears and you get to see the actual bears enjoying life!

More info here.

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