The Dancing Bears Park was founded in 2000 by Four Paws International, as one of four such parks in Europe geared to saving bears from circuses and gypsies. The bears were initially trained to dance by making them stand on hot iron plates. They have been de-clawed and the males have been castrated, but at least in this park, they get a chance to live in a natural environment.
As the bears don't have claws, and are not accustomed to hibernating, the park provides them with small caves where they can spend the winter months.
There are 27 bears at the Dancing Bears Park, but we only managed to see 3 or 4 of them. They are kept in large fenced-in pens with small ponds and woods, and seem to be quite content there.