Bear Wood Appeal

Bear Wood is home to four European brown bears, five European grey wolves, two Eurasian lynx and two wolverines.


Our ground-breaking 7.5-acre exhibit, which is nestled among ancient woodland, features a ‘time chamber’ which transports you back in time to when these magnificent creatures were once native – and lived in and around Bristol.

It also features an immersive bear viewing den, with 180-degree and floor-to-ceiling glass windows, and a raised wooden walkway which will take you on a journey through the trees at heights of up to several metres – offering a truly unique view of the animals.

Woodlands, similar to those here, covered Britain thousands of years ago but have been steadily cut down for building, housing, fuel, growing crops and making paper. Today ancient woods – described as having existed continuously since 1600 or before – are home to many threatened species and cover only two per cent of the UK.

Thank you to everyone who has supported our Bear Wood Appeal, we still have £25,000 to raise to fully fund the exhibit. Support us today and be part of this amazing project.

DONATE NOW and help us to save wildilfe together. 

How you can be a part of Bear Wood

Fundraise for us
If you would like to fundraise for the appeal we would love to support you so please get in touch with our development team.
Become a Guardian
Help secure the future of our woodlands and native wildlife by becoming a Guardian and receive exclusive benefits including life membership and a name plaque in Bear Wood.
To find out more please contact the development team at development@bzsociety.org.uk or call 0117 428 5313

Part funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in rural areas. The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) is contributing towards the costs of fencing for the bear, wolf, wolverine and lynx enclosures.
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