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Facts about the animals

The Brown Bear is one of the largest land carnivores in Europe. For thousands of years Brown Bears roamed Ireland. Ireland was once clothed in a dense woodland and the Irish Bears called these ancient Celtic rainforests home. Irish Bears would have preyed upon Red deer, wild boar & Irish hares and they would have fished in our salmon rich rivers. The Bears would have fattened up for their winter hibernation by eating berries and other seasonal fruits in Autumn. 


Bears hibernated in caves and this is where we find many bear bones. Our Bears are siblings. One boy and two girls. They were rescued from a Museum in Lithuania where they were being kept illegally as a tourist attraction. The Bear Rescue Charity, Bears in Mind, were able to rescue the bears and transport them to a sanctuary in Belgium called Natturhelpcentrum. Bears In Mind was established in 1993 as a Rescue charity for bears in need around the world The bears were cared for at Natuurhulpcentrum until we were able to offer them a home here at Wild Ireland. Natuurhulpcentrum is an animal rescue centre based in Belgium. 


They rescue and rehabilitate up to 8,000 wild animals every year. They also rescue exotic animals which have been abused or mistreated from bad zoos, circuses and from the illegal pet trade. They care for many exotic animals such as lions, tigers, bears and monkeys. Wild Ireland is delighted to be working with international animal charities rescuing animals in need. By supporting responsible organisations you are contributing to the welfare and care of wild animals and conservation. It is all of our responsibilities to work together to protect bears and their natural habitats. When on holiday, please do not support animal attractions that exploit animals for profit. Do your research before you visit an animal attraction. Make sure that they are working positively towards animal conservation, education or animal rescue. There are too many people exploiting animals for profit. If you see a bear that is being mistreated please report the sighting at bearsinmind.org


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