Pionirska Dolina (Pioneer Valley) isthein Sarajevo’s zoo and its area spreads over8.5hectares.
It was founded in the 70’s. The zoo homed a myriad of animals,but during the Bosnian War, itwasrazed to the ground. And it wasn’t until the beginning of the current century that it began its restoration with the help of other regional zoos such as Belgrade’s Banja Luka and Sofia Zoo recently donated several animals to it, including two lions. As of June 2013, the zoo holds thirty nine different species from around the world.
The zoo has horticulturalfacilities, rich flora and fauna andattractionsforchildren to play (a train, slides, a rubbertown, a carousel and more). Visitors can enjoy a friendly atmosphere while walkingthrough nature, recreation while watchinga variety ofanimalssuch aszebras, Scottishcattles, deers, brown bears, lamas, kangaroos, porcupines, peacock, raccoons, various types ofpoultry, monkeys and exotic reptiles such as a boa and a caiman.