The brown bears in Nymfeo have made their beds and gone to sleep for the winter after the recent colder weather and snow, according to an Arcturos announcement on Friday.
The Arcturos Brown Bear Sanctuary in Nymfeo stopped receiving visitors on Sunday, 17 December as the bears went into hibernation. It is the first time that the bears have entered winter hibernation so early in the 31-year operation of Arcturos.
The centre will remain closed until March 2024. The visitors can visit the Brown Bear Information Centre in Nymfeo and the Wolf and Lynx Protection Centre at Agrapidies. Both sites will be open every day until January 7, 2024.
Arcturos is a non-profit, non-governmental, environmental organisation (NGO) founded in 1992, focusing on the protection of wild fauna and the natural habitat, in Greece and abroad.