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.

BEAR SANCTUARY Domazhyr is not only a place where rescued bears live, but also a large eco-educational area, where both children and adults have the opportunity to participate in exciting educational and entertaining activities.  Our cafe offers tasty food and is a place for you to have fun with your friends and family.

OPENING hours 

Most of our bears are already asleep and sme of them are still preparing for their winter sleep
From 1st of December, BEAR SANCTUARY Domazhyr will be open to visitors only on weekends and by reservation.
We are open on Saturday and Sunday, from       9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Reservations are mandatory and need to be made in advance by calling us at +380 67 509 3058


entrance FEES

Adults: 100 UAH

Children (6–16 yrs): 50 UAH

Students : 50 UAH

Reduced fee: 40 UAH 

Family ticket: 250 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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Kids at our Forest School

Forest School

Forest School is an eco-educational project of BEAR SANCTUARY Domazhyr aimed at teaching school children to love nature and to develop their social responsibility. 

Cafe Honey and Berry

Cafe Honey and Berry

Our cafe, Honey and Berry, offers both indoor and outdoor seating so that every guest can find the right place to sit and enjoy their lunch 

Souvenir Shop at BEAR SANCTUARY Domazhyr

Souvenir shop

BEAR SANCTUARY Domazhyr is looking forward to welcoming visitors to the souvenir shop, which is open daily, except Mondays

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Visitor service

BEAR SANCTUARY Domazhyr offers guided tours and exhibitions aimed at educating visitors about the environment...


We organise educational excursions

Our experts will be happy to share with you intresting information about bears in the BEAR SANCTUARY Domazhyr. 

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Kids at our sanctuary

Smile from Ear to Ear

See our happy animals!

Happy Masha


Twenty-nine bears live at BEAR SANCTUARY Domazhyr. Most have a sad life behind them.

Bear MarthaBear Martha
Bears Sirko and RutaBears Sirko and Ruta
Bears Jenny, Toby and MorisJenny, Toby & Moris
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Bear Sirko

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