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Bear Watching

Slovakia boasts quite a few bears living in the wild. Don't hesitate to go on a bear watching tour


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Slovakia is home to different wild animals like foxes, wildcats, wolves, deer, boars, bears, and many others. Owing to 150 brown bears in Slovakia, bear watching became very popular. It's a great chance to spend your day outdoors enjoying nature. If you are planning to discover Slovakian wildlife it's better to wake up early, approximately at 5 am when bears go to search for some fresh blueberries in the forest.

There are lots of specialized bear watching tours with professional guides and equipment, including binoculars, bikes, helmets, etc. The guide can show you the best spots where you can enjoy bear watching in the High and Low Tatras, the Malá and Veľká Fatra. Don't forget to wear comfortable shoes and waterproof clothes. Depending on the weather, temperature, and snowfalls, bears get ready for hibernation in November, and this process lasts all winter. In Slovakia, bear watching tours are available from late June until late October.

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