Similarly to numerous nature reserves across Serbia, Zoo parks too, save animals and their habitats through conservation and engaging experiences, inspiring people to learn, care and act. Each of them is a unique urban oasis and a platform for educational purposes and participation in global efforts to minimize our “footprint” on the planet, by protecting the animal species.
Serbia can be proud of its Zoo parks, come and see why.
Palic Zoo is located in the very centre of Palic settlement. It is only 6 kilometers away from Subotica and 5 kilometers away from the E75 highway, which connects Budapest and Belgrade.
It was established in 1949, and today encompasses an area of 10 ha. The Zoo’s mission is education of people and conservation of nature, animals and plants.
The park’s architecture was composed to suit the needs of animals and of course visitors, who have space for rest and leisure at their disposal.
There are more than 270 tree and bush species in the park, many of them belonging to rare and exotic groups, such as the Lebanese cedar, the giant sequoia or the larch. The collection of domestic species includes the centennial oak trees. The northern side is covered with evergreen trees, while the south side hosts deciduous plants. Several areas within the park are actually small forests. The whole space is decorated with flowers, lakes and fountains.
The park features more than 60 animal species. It provides a home for numerous birds, monkeys, large mammals, and even snakes and tarantulas.
Kids may enjoy a playground and a special zoo, designed to acquaint our babies with their animal peers. While the kids are petting baby animals, the parents may rest on numerous benches or sip coffee in the zoo’s bar or restaurant. The park also exhibits informative charts but also warnings with instructions on how to behave properly in a zoo.
The zoo draws around 160.000 people annually. Its gates open each day at 9 am and close at sunset.
- 4 Krfska street, Palic
- Contact number: +381 24 753 075
Belgrade Zoo is situated in the very centre of Serbian capital, thus occupying one of the most attractive city locations – the Kalemegdan park. Established in 1936, it is known as the ZOO of good hope, and one of the oldest urban animal kingdoms in Europe.
Although it spreads across a modest area of 7 ha, this institution has a remarkable collection of animals. There are about 2.000 animal specimens currently living in the zoo, that is about 270 species, and their number is increasing almost on daily basis.
Today, in addition to animals that are undisputedly its biggest attraction, the beauty of Belgrade zoo is enhanced by numerous structures, fountains and sculptures, among which, the statue dedicated to a monkey certainly stands out. Its name was Sami and He was the first chimpanzee that ever lived in this animal park. A special feature of the zoo is its section designed for baby animals.
Over the past decades, Belgrade zoo became an integral part of the city’s cultural heritage, being a place of amiable atmosphere with lots of stories to tell. Quite often, it happens that a cub abandoned by its mother, finds shelter and love in cozy fur of an entirely different species. This is a zoo where dogs adopt cats, and a zoo that survived all wars. After all, it is the zoo of good hope.
The zoo is open for visitors every day, from 8 am to 5 pm during winter time, and from 8 am until half past 9 in the evening when warmer weather arrives.
- 8 Mali Kalemegdan street, Belgrade
- Contact number: +381 11 2624 526