Observe young bears up close

Kuterevo, a bear sanctuary

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A refuge for young bears

Visit the charming Velebit village of Kuterevo, known for its refuge for young bears that you can see up close. The shelter is the result of the efforts and work of volunteers who have dedicated their time to create a visitor education program as well as a physical refuge to protect the bear habitat.

Kuterevo is located in a narrow Velebit bay near the town of Otočac. You can visit the refuge during spring, summer, and autumn, but not during the winter when bears are hibernating and should not be disturbed. Upon arrival, contact the Volunteer Station for instructions and information.

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