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 organisation 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.
Due to the situation in the country, for the safety of our visitors and our staff, we will work only with appointments, and with a limited number of visitors on-site. Pre-registration is required, therefore please contact us via this phone number +38 067 509 3058.
Visits can be organized from Thursday to Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm.
Territory for animals. Learn more about the sanctuary here!
Latest updates about the current situation can be found here
The sanctuary was established in 2017
BEAR SANCTUARY Domazhyr currently houses 34 bears, of which 30 have been rescued by FOUR PAWS, and 4 have been taken over from White Rock Bear Shelter during the Ukrainian war, as their safety at the shelter could no longer be assured!