Pionirska dolina, “Pioneer Valley”, is the oldest zoo in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is also a recreational and entertainment center, where you feel like a child no matter the actual age.
I am crazy about animals and I wish there were no zoo centers in the world. I wish all animals were free and living in their natural habitats, but since it is not the case, at least I can give them some attention and care by being there.
The center is divided into corners for different fun activities for children, and all around the center, you can walk and meet different animals.
You can have a ride in the train or a ride in the (electric) car or swing in the park.
During the summer season, there is a garden cafe too.
There is something interesting for everyone.
Visitors can pet animals, take photos or just enjoy the walk on green, peaceful paths interrupted only by the laughter of children or animals asking for attention.
During the January and February of 2012, Pionirska dolina hosted an exhibition of 52 dinosaurs, reconstructed by the German Palaeontological Research Center, under the strict supervision of the Paleontology Museum in Hanover.
All visitors had the chance to enjoy the dinosaurs and take great photos.
The zoo is not that long walk from the city center so you can take a walk but also a taxi or bus, if you prefer.