Bear Potap at Domazhyr

Dear visitors, construction work is currently underway on the territory of the sanctuary

Visiting the sanctuary is possible only by pre–registration and with a tour guide
Sanctuary will work from Wednesday to Friday, 9 am to 6 pm
On Saturday from 10 am to 7 pm

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BEAR SANCTUARY Domazhyr is a sanctuary in Ukraine that provides a species-appropriated forever home for bears rescued from poor captivity. BEAR SANCTUARY Domazhyr is a project by FOUR PAWS International, the global animal welfare organization for animals under direct human influence, which reveals suffering, rescues animals in need and protects them. Our vision is a world where humans treat animals with respect, empathy and understanding.

Dear friends of the BEAR SANCTUARY Domazhyr

We are deeply concerned about the current war in Ukraine. We empathise with everyone in Ukraine, humans and animals alike, our colleagues, and their families. The health and safety of our colleagues and bears is of the utmost importance to us and we continue to take care of the bears in our sanctuary. 
Please stay safe and take care of yourselves and your families.

OPENING hours 

We work from Wednesday to Friday, from 9 am to 6 pm. On Saturday from 10 am to 7 pm

Pre-registration is required 
+380 675093058


entrance FEES


Adults: 200 UAH
Children (6–16 yrs): 120 UAH
Reduced fee: 120 UAH 
Family ticket: 520 UAH



Our tours at BEAR SANCTUARY Domazhyr are led by experts who share fascinating facts and details about the brown bears.


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1 Vedmezhy Krai St, Zhornyska, Yavoriv District, 81083, Lviv Region

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BEAR SANCTUARY Domazhyr currently houses 28 bears rescued by FOUR PAWS.

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