A Unique Shelter for Brown Bears in Croatia

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In this photo taken on Saturday, April, 4, 2015, a bear chews on a corncob at a shelter that attracts hundreds of visitors and volunteers from around the world every year, in Kutarevo, Croatia. Over a decade ago, Ivan Crnkovic-Pavenka, a retired Croatian social worker decided to help bears become “ambassadors of the wilderness” among people and set up a unique shelter for brown bears in the idyllic mountain village of Kutarevo in central Croatia, where eight bears currently live in two huge enclosures. (Photo by Amel Emric/AP Photo)

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In this photo taken on Saturday, April, 4, 2015 a bear walks next to an artificial pond at a shelter that attracts hundreds of visitors and volunteers from around the world every year, in Kutarevo, Croatia. (Photo by Amel Emric/AP Photo)

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In this photo taken on Saturday, April, 4, 2015, young bears play at a shelter that attracts hundreds of visitors and volunteers from around the world every year, in Kutarevo, Croatia. (Photo by Amel Emric/AP Photo)

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In this photo taken on Saturday, April, 4, 2015 Ivan Crnkovic-Pavenka feeds bears at a shelter that attracts hundreds of visitors and volunteers from around the world every year, in Kutarevo, Croatia. (Photo by Amel Emric/AP Photo)

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In this photo taken on Saturday, April, 4, 2015 a bear waits to be fed at a shelter that attracts hundreds of visitors and volunteers from around the world every year, in Kutarevo, Croatia. (Photo by Amel Emric/AP Photo)

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In this photo taken on Saturday, April, 4, 2015 young bears play at a shelter that attracts hundreds of visitors and volunteers from around the world every year, in Kutarevo, Croatia. (Photo by Amel Emric/AP Photo)

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In this photo taken on Saturday, April, 4, 2015 a bear drinks water at a shelter that attracts hundreds of visitors and volunteers from around the world every year, in Kutarevo, Croatia. (Photo by Amel Emric/AP Photo)

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In this photo taken on Saturday, April, 4, 2015 a bear walks at a shelter that attracts hundreds of visitors and volunteers from around the world every year, in Kutarevo, Croatia. (Photo by Amel Emric/AP Photo)

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In this photo taken on Saturday, April, 4, 2015 bears wait to be fed at a shelter that attracts hundreds of visitors and volunteers from around the world every year, in Kutarevo, Croatia. (Photo by Amel Emric/AP Photo)

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In this photo taken on Saturday, April, 4, 2015 a religious style painting on stone depicts people hunting a bear at a shelter that attracts hundreds of visitors and volunteers from around the world every year, in Kutarevo, Croatia. (Photo by Amel Emric/AP Photo)

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