A place where captured and injured wildlife find a new home


The importance of animal shelters in the zoo

Apart from exotic animals that are on display to the visitors at the Zoo on Palic, there are many others that nature lovers cannot see because they are undergoing treatment at the Wildlife Shelter.

The shelter houses animals that have been injured in the wild, pets that were mistreated by their former owners, or those under the control of the trade in rare and endangered species, and/or confiscated animals that have come into the possession of the state with the aim of revitalizing and eventually returning them to the wild.

Year of Establishment
Individual taken care of
Annual Intervention

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The Wildlife Rescue Center within the Palic Zoo functions by taking care of injured or orphaned wild animals. They are then nursed back to health and pass various checks by veterinarians and other professionals before being released back into their natural habitats. The aim is to release as many animals as possible back into the wild.

Ring throwing

In order to track their movement and range, as well as determine the location where they will settle, we first band each individual bird. This way, we know if any of the birds we release end up in a different location.

A few words about the shelter

Meaning of Shelter Existence

The purpose of this is to ensure that when young or injured individuals arrive here after a period of recovery and assessment by veterinarians and all services, they will be returned to nature. Individuals, especially birds, that cannot be returned will be kept in the zoo and we will try to breed them and possibly return the birds to nature in the future.

Sonja Mandic

Director of the Palic Zoo

When you take a wild animal from nature, you have already killed it in a way. It becomes tame and is no longer ready for life in the wilderness.

Andrijana Tot

Foreman of the Palic Zoo

In Serbia, around 300 exotic animals are captured each year, however, all animals go through “Tantalus’ torments”.

Vladimir Jacovic

Head of the group for the implementation of the CITES conference

Statistical data shows that there is an increase in environmental awareness and that citizens care about endangered animals.

Ilija Miljkovic

Nature protection expert from the Provincial Institute for Nature Protection

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