"see safari of Brijuni and footprint of dino!" Brijuni National Park Things to Do Tip by picek
Brijuni National Park Things to Do: 13 reviews and 30 photos
In the North East of Veli Brijun there's another interesting site to consider (and to most it's a 'must'): the safari kind of park with exotic and local animals, most eye catching being a group of zebra. It takes some 9 hectare of land and was established in 1978.
The area is accessible via large wooden gates after some time cycling, behind there're spacious meadows grazed with numbers of fauna and sea gulls resting amongst them in peaceful coexistence. Few other species were Istrian ox - their local name is 'boškarin', oystrich, lamma, Indian cows (gift of Nehru), goats, horses, antilope... a handsome company! Laters if you take a coffee break by its lower end, you may also see donated (to Tito by Indira Gandhi in 1970 when elephants were two years old) elephant Lanka - hers partner Sony died recently. Quite old she is now and her conditions were improved but still I wish I'd see her in a nicer place, because fenced enclosure is little small for an elephant.
Safari had also 8 giraffes - unfortunatelly they all died by salmonella in 1981.
And if you continue a bit further from zebra pasture towards the coast you'll come to phenomenal foot print of a dinosaur. A proof that the place has been visited many millions years ago, at that time not as an island but still as part of continent.
Address: Veli Brijun
Directions: North of island, see directions. About 20 min by bicycle from hotels.
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