The Belgrade Zoo is another one of those ‘must-see’ location for the simple fact that it is ‘bunched’ together with the other two most beloved locations in Belgrade – Kalemegdan and, leading up to it, Knez Mihajlova main street.
Also known as the “Garden of Good Hope”, Belgrade zoo is one of the oldest zoological gardens in Europe, founded in 1936. Nowadays it is particularly popular due to an incredibly high amount of newborns in captivity, as well as some very rare species such as the famous family of albino lions.
The Belgrade zoo is home to hundreds of different species ranging from birds and tiny mammals, to exotic animals from all over the world. Even though the zoo is a bit overcrowded, the animals seem to like it here, since their human friends take good care of them and work with devotion to improve the quality of the zoo. Some of its former inhabitants were famous in Belgrade, such as Sami the chimpanzee, whose statue stands near the primates area in the zoo, or the recently passed away oldest alligator in the world – Muja.