Large Carnivores Visitor Center in Stara Sušica is the place where you can learn interesting facts about bear, wolf and lynx. The multimedia display, which offers a genuine experience of being in the forest, combines classic and modern approach to the interpretation of Gorski kotar. With the effects of seasonal changes, it introduces the visitors to the magical and secluded world of large carnivores. The display relies on modern technologies of 3D print, as well as on classic skills in modelling, sculpting and painting, which adds the warmth and emotion of human creative processes.
The vision of the center is to become the place of get-togethers and a source of valuable information about the Gorski Kotar natural heritage. Its charismatic representatives and umbrella species, large carnivores, are in the focus of the Center’s interpretation. Special emphasis in Center’s work will be placed on education activities of the visitors, particularly children.
The Center is located by the historical castle of the Frankopan family in Stara Sušica. The castle is the place that has been gathering young children for years, who regularly attend “the school in the country”, both in winter and summer time. By visiting our center, the children will acquire additional knowledge about nature, forests and animals, which is of a tremendous importance in developing the awareness in young people about the preservation of large carnivores and nature in general.