In 2012 with the participation of the Four Paws Intl. (Austria), a Bear shelter called “Nadiya” was established in the Zhytomyr Oblast.

In 2018, the Shelter came under the management of our International Charitable Fund “Save wild”, created in Ukraine, and received a new name “White rock” Bear shelter.

The purpose of our Shelter (rehabilitation centre) is to rescue bears suffering from human cruelty, to rehabilitate and treat them after circuses, poisoning stations, and menageries, to maintain them for life or to transfer them to other rehabilitation centres.

In October 2020, the Shelter moved from Zhytomyr Oblast to Kyiv Oblast.

Twelve bears have been rehabilitated since the Shelter was established. Five of them moved to our partners in the Bear sanctuary “Domazhyr” (Lviv Oblast), Malvina – to the Tier-, Natur- und Jugendzentrum Weidefeld (Germany), Asuka and Popeye – to the Alternative Bärenpark Worbis GmbH (Germany).

Currently, four brown bears are being rehabilitated at the “White rock”: Synochok, Chada, Lyubochka, and Mykhasyk.

Veterinarians, zoologists and caretakers of the rehabilitation centre are responsible for the bear rehabilitation program and their diet.



Due to the war actions, the bears were temporarily evacuated to safety.

See you after the victory over the occupiers!

In the meantime, you can follow the life of bears on our pages on social networks.