The Bear Orphanage
The only chance at a normal life in the wild
Since 2004, the only Center for the Rehabilitation of Orphan Bears in Europe has been operating in the Hășmaș Mountains, Romania
Studies prior to the project have shown that all necessary skills for the survival of bears in nature are inborn, the role of the mother being mainly that of protection. Thus the bear orphanage was born.
Saved bear cubs
The basic principle of the project is to mimic nature as accurately as possible.
The rehabilitation method is based on 3 pillars:
Offering an identically natural habitat, which widens according to the degree of development of the cubs and which allows them to develop their innate instincts.
Placing additional food in such a way that the food source is not associated with human presence.
Restricting human access to the rehabilitation area (the cubs are visited in a particular way so that they do not sense our presence).