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National Animal

Brown Bear

“The best way of being kind to bears is not to be very close to them.”

Margaret Atwood

Animals commonly seen in the wild

Marine fauna:

Trout, sea turtles, cuttlefish, mullets, jellyfish.


Buzzards, hawks, woodpeckers, doves, pigeons, storks, quails, partridges, pheasants

Land mammals:

Brown bears, sheep, ibexes, pigs, horses, wolves, lynxes, hares, foxes

Snakes and insects:

Vipers, green lizards, wall lizards, geckos, grass snakes, whip snakes.

Common sights you will not like

In the city and
on the road

Stray animals are mostly dogs roaming around the streets. Some dogs can be also seen tied up or inside cages. Horse-drawn carriages are utilized by tourists.

In the

Horse-drawn carts and wagons can sometimes be seen in the countryside.

Hunting or poaching:

Hunting is allowed.

Animal fights:

Animal fights are illegal. However, reports of dog fights show that they still take place.

Main organization for animal rescue and sheltering:

Zavetisce Ljubljana

Sanctuaries to visit or volunteer:

Koki Sanctuary

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

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