A Trip to the Djurdjevac Zoo (with camels!!): Hrvatska Sahara

Croatian Sahara Zoo One of the main attractions in Djurdjevac Croatia is the Croatian Sahara petting zoo. This zoo (zoološki vrt) came to the spotlight when the mayor of the town decided to buy 4 camels in 2016. The mayor hoped that this camel petting zoo (and the nearby Croatian Sahara Desert) could draw in […] The post A Trip to the Djurdjevac Zoo (with camels!!): Hrvatska Sahara appeared first on Breath Taking Travels.

A Trip to the Djurdjevac Zoo (with camels!!): Hrvatska Sahara

Croatian Sahara Zoo

One of the main attractions in Djurdjevac Croatia is the Croatian Sahara petting zoo. This zoo (zoološki vrt) came to the spotlight when the mayor of the town decided to buy 4 camels in 2016. The mayor hoped that this camel petting zoo (and the nearby Croatian Sahara Desert) could draw in tourists from Croatia and abroad. 

Price of Djurdjevac Zoo

Below is a picture of the prices to enter the zoo. The standard price is 20 kunas. It is important to note that you must buy the ticket at the nearby old town castle.
price of djurdjevac zoo

The Camels

The camels are definitely the main attraction at the Croatian Sahara. The four camels are split into two different sections, because apparently they would fight each other if they were all together. The camels are very friendly and will walk right up to you. The best part is that you are allowed to pet the camels as much as you want. If you go at the right time, you can watch the worker feed the camels. Unfortunately, you are not allowed to ride the camels at the Croatian Sahara.

Random facts about camels:

  • On average, camels live for around 40 years
  • Contrary to popular belief, camels do not store water in their humps. Camels store fat in the visible humps on their back. Camels usually store around 20 pounds of fat in their humps
  • The camels at the Croatian Sahara were bought from a zoo in Germany
  • A camel can drink up to 50 gallons of water in under 2 minutes!
Croatian Sahara Zoo with camels
camels in croatia
djurdjevac croatia petting camels

Donkeys and Chickens 

Camels aren’t the only attraction at the Djurdjevac Zoo, as there are also donkeys, chickens, and many other animals. Similar to the camels, if you go at the right time you can watch the workers feed these animals. Its pretty funny because all of these animals are put in the same enclosing. They all seemed to get along just fine while I was there. 
feeding animals at djurdjevac zoo
donkeys djurdjevac zoo

How far away are the Sands of Djurdjevac from the Zoo

The Croatian Desert, also known as the Đurđevečki peski, are about a 45 minute walk from the zoo. In a car it is only about a 10 minute drive. Unfortunately there is no bus.

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