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National Animal

Tornjak Dog

“The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated”.

Mahatma Gandhi

Animals commonly seen in the wild

Marine fauna:

Cormorants, pelicans, storks, herons, ducks, geese, swans, eagles.

Land mammals:

Bears, wolves, wild pigs, wildcats, chamois, otters, foxes.

Snakes and insects:

Vipers, butterflies, spiders, dragonflies.

Common sights you will not like

In the city and
on the road

Untreated stray dogs are a big problem in Bosnia. They are commonly found in packs, laying down in the street, drinking water from fountains, eating from garbage bins.

In the
Countryside

Horses and cattle used for agriculture and for pulling carts.

Hunting or poaching:

Is allowed all year round: Wolves, bears, boars, deer, wildcats, foxes.

Animal fights:

Bull fights are common.

Main organization for animal rescue and sheltering:

Honor’s Shelter Sapica

Sanctuaries to visit or volunteer:

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We have not included the treatment of animals in the meat/fur/leather industries, zoos or circuses, animal testing as it is unfortunately still happens in most countries.

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