Belgrade Zoo

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Belgrade ZOO Aug 06, 2017
Belgrade zoo (Zooloshki vrt grada Beograda) is situated in main historical and cultural part of City - Kalemegdan.

Founded in 12. 7. 1936 it makes this zoo as one of oldest in Europe.

Today it is a large area of about 7 hectares (17 acres) and has 2 000 animals representing about 270 different species. The zoo holds domestic as well as exotic wild animals. Here you could see wonderful creatures all over the World. At the beginning of park (if I remember correctly) it area with little kangaroo and it is not a usual sight. Near the right wall is water area for crocodiles and terrarium. I saw a white tiger and other wild cats.

Near inner cafe bar, I saw a regular domestic cat that workers give a special attention.

An interesting fact is that before WWII was cover even 14 hectares but WWII devastation was playing his part and here. Bombed twice - in 1942 by Nazi forces and again 1994 by the Allies, it was survived but it shaped his looks present today. In Serbian movie "Underground" it could be seen an artistic version of tragic events here that is very moving.

It could be given maps on entering gate (which they not) because is huge area and it has names of paths such as names of managers of Zoo and the square of Macedonian waiters (still don't know how their relevance to this place). In one part of the garden is small water area. Addition attraction is a drinking fountain, sculptures of animals and horse riding for little children. I especially liked Gallery of sculptures in wood by sculptor (and long time manager) Vuk Bojovic - the living legend. I remember as a child I watch the TV show with him and listen to his stories about animals. Among many new buildings are nursery call Baby Zoo.

For the 60th birthday, Zoo gets a monument to his once most interesting and most beloved resident's chimpanzee Sami, the first chimpanzee who came to the Zoo.

One part of walls of Belgrade zoo was part of old Kalemegdan fortress and you can see above big umbrellas of a bar on one fortress towers call Kalemegdans terrace. Such a magical place and

I think is a good idea to place here such a life and it is open to the public all year long. It also calls "Garden of good hope" (Vrt dobre nade) and its real place of positive energy and optimism.

This is a place where people learn, socialize and relax. On every animal cage is board with relevant information. Local and national media give this place special attention and it is a place where people learn about amazing living creatures all around planet Earth.

Relevant information for visitors:

Opening hours for visitors: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (in winter) and 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. (in summer).

Prices are various:

- for adults: 400 RSD,

- for Juniors (from 3 till 15 years old) 300 RSD,

- for school visitors (for groups 15 up) 250 RSD per persons.


You can purchase your zoo ticket till half hour before closing.

- Free entry for children under 3 years, students of Biology, Veterinary Medicine (Animal Health) and Arts (with regular students ID - index).

Notice: there official Ethical Code for all visitors such as forbidden to feeding and disturbing of animals and shelter of white tiger has an electric fence. For children under 10 year is mandatory to be in the presence of adults during a visit of Zoo.

Directions: Part of Kalemegdan fortress area, access by public transport: by trams: 2, 5, 10 and busses numbers: 24, 26, 79.

Website: http://www.beozoovrt.izlog.org
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