Split Science Museum and Zoo (Croatian: Prirodoslovni muzej i zoološki vrt grada Splita) is one of the smallest zoos in the world at only 0.65-hectare (1.6-acre). It is located on mount Marjan, in Split, Croatia. The Science museum is an old house.
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