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I understand that Bern has a history with bears but, still, it is heartbreaking to see this three bears live in such a small place. I visited in July, and the heat was very high, I do not think it’s going to revert (climate change),...More
If you are going to keep wild animals in captivity, ensuring their habitat is as natural is possible is a great improvement on the old circular pit (which can still be seen next to the new enclosure). By getting there nice and early (approx 8.30am)...More
We were a youth group of 6 teens and 4 adults.
Visited the old bear pits, stopped at the very clean free bathrooms, then had our packed lunch on the shady bleacher style steps between the bear park and the river.
There is a free...More
Another free activity in Bern.
While it was a little sad to see the bears in an enclosure, they did have a reasonable amount of space with access to the river and some woodland.
The bears themselves looked healthy, and the facilities nearby were of...More
We first visited over 20 years ago and the improvements that have been made to the bears’ enclosure were great to see. We felt a bit sad first time we saw it but they now have so much space and we got to see them...More
I do understand that the bear is the symbol for Bern, but I do not know whether its really nice for them to be limited to space in the middle of the city. I think they would be much happier in their natural habitat. Apart...More
This was done well. The park is a bit smaller than I had thought it would be, but the bears honestly seemed very comfortable and happy. The walkway had many details about the bears, their lives, habits, and personal details. If you don;t see a...More
I like bears. But not like this. These creatures deserve something better, something bigger, something more natural. This is only a little better than your local zoo. This bear pit is for the comfort of the tourists not the bears.
Where’s P.E.T.A when you need...More