Belgrade Zoo is located in the very center of the Serbian capital, occupying one of the most attractive city locations – the Kalemegdan park. It is established in 1936 and known as the ZOO of good hope, and one of the oldest urban animal kingdoms in Europe.
The Zoo 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 a daily basis.
The zoo also has a large collection of white animals. Albino Nandu, wallabies, Bengal tigers is a rare species in the wild, but they can be seen in the Belgrade Zoo. The extraordinary attraction of the Zoo is white lion. Also, well-known resident of the garden is the alligator Muja, which is in the Zoo almost since its establishment. It is currently the oldest living alligator in the world.
In the zoo there are numerous structures, fountains and sculptures, among which, the statue dedicated to a monkey absolutely stands out. Its name was Sami and He was the first chimpanzee that ever lived in this animal park. A special attraction of the zoo is its section designed for baby animals. In the past decades, Belgrade zoo became an integral part of the city’s cultural heritage.