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 zoo is located inside Belgrade fortress and the Kalemegdan park, in downtown Belgrade.

The Belgrade zoo is home to hundreds of different species ranging from birds and tiny mammals, to exotic animals from all over the world.

One of the cutest inhabitants of Belgrade zoo

One of the cutest inhabitants of Belgrade zoo

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 it’s former inhabitants were famous in Belgrade, such as Sami the chimpanzee, whose statue stands near the primates area in the zoo, or the oldest alligator in the world – Muja.

Sami, the legend of Belgrade zoo

Sami, the legendary chimp of Belgrade zoo

A walk through the zoo can take a few hours so it would be best to plan a morning or afternoon visit.

Working hours

08.00-17.00 (winter season)
08.00-20.30 (summer season)

Contact info

  • Address: Mali Kalemegdan 8 (Kalemegdan park)
  • Phone: 011 2624-526
  • Website:

Photos from Belgrade zoo