Some wolves, that used to be kept in chains, as watch dogs or in cages went in the Libearty sanctuary. In other enclosures we have deer who were saved from the fangs of shepherd dogs, or were wounded and taken care of by the people who found them. Once they began to trust people, they would not have any chance to return to reality.
The Libearty sanctuary belongs to the Millions of Friends, a non-profit organization which relies on the financial support and help of our NGO partners (World Animal Protection, WTG and SPCA International). Given that we receive no funds at all from the state, our private supporters uphold us, as much as they can.
For the care of every bear in the sanctuary we need to support 60.000 euros/month, which include food, medicine, medical materials, the costs with the vet, maintenance of the enclosures and pools, the video surveillance system, the bills for water and electricity, the payment of the caretakers, the maintenance of the cars used to transport the food, the security company etc.
More than 30.000 people visit the sanctuary every year and hear the stories of the bears, wolves and deer that we saved.
For the tranquility of the bears, the number of visitors is limited to 50 per each tour. Each tour is guided. As the bears are nocturnal animals, all the tours are available only in the morning.
No! This is a sanctuary, where the animals have the freedom to stay in the woods or come close to the fence. Nobody is allowed to get close to the fence, feed the animals or try to get closer to them.
At the tickets and souvenir shop, you may find vending machines with water, soda and coffee. There are portable restroom facilities at the access point.
The sanctuary is open all around the year, with guided tours, except every Monday, the first Christmas Day, the first Easter Day and the first day of the New Year.