Animals to see on Day trip to Krka

blue divider
Animals to see on Day trip to Krka

Picture downloaded from

If you stepped foot for the first time in Krka National park and are a lover of animals, we are sure that this blog post will teach you something about the biodiversity of this Nature park. Since the river Krka stretches for about 75 kilometres from it’s source to the estuary of the Adriatic sea, it’s no surprise there’s a wide variety of wild animals that live in the clear waters, lush land and fresh air of Krka National park. Spend your time exploring Krka Waterfalls from Split and enjoy the serenity of it.

Mammals in Krka National park

Up until now there are about 46 different species of mammals that are located around the Nature park Krka; where around half of them are considered to be endangered (That’s why we need to point out to be as discreet as possible when trying to take a photograph of one of the various animals inside Krka Waterfalls). The wolf is one of Croatia‘s protected animals, even if in recent years there’s been an increase in it’s numbers which elicits joy from all animal lovers. Jackal, a close cousin to the wolf is also very active in the night hours, so if you find yourself an accommodation in the area of Krka, don’t be surprised about hearing their howls. There’s also a wild cat that due to her timid nature is rarely seen, deer, badger, dormouse and fruit bats all live in the area of Krka Waterfalls.

The forests of Croatia can be a bit dangerous, having large numbers of wild boars that can be dangerous; especially in situations where they are with their young, so we suggest you avoid them as much as possible. Due to Krka National park being a rather karst environment with numerous caves and pits, it’s no surprise there are a plethora of bat colonies in them. A tour of Krka Waterfalls from Split might just provide an opportunity to see some of the creatures mentioned in this blog.

Pictures downloaded from

Fish in Krka National park

In the clear fresh waters of the National park Krka, and below it’s grand waterfalls there’s a flourishing eco-system of biodiversity. In case you find yourself with a diving mask you are sure to be left out of breath (pun intended) as you admire and see the beauty that lies under the waters surface. Numerous sea creatures and fish littering the beautiful water of the nature park, a total of around 20 different species of fish living in them.

Some of the most popular fish being trout and rainbow trout in the upper flow of river Krka. In the region of Visovac lake there are rudd, Dalmatian barbel gudgeon, illyrian ide and several others. But at Skradinski buk, the most beautiful waterfalls in Krka Waterfalls, which you will have a chance to visit during our Day trip to Krka from Split, are rudd, Adriatic dace and Adriatic eel. Keep in mind that even if Krka Waterfalls in an UNESCO protected National park nowadays, Krka was used in day to day life by the people that live on the premises of the park. Which is one of the reasons for certain species to live in the park which aren’t indigenous to the region. Mosquitofish being used to control the number mosquitos. Rainbow trout and common carp being used for recreational fishing.

Pictures downloaded from

Birds that are located around Krka Waterfalls

The area around river Krka counts well over 200 different species of birds and we are sure that on a Krka day tour from Split you will see many of them. Some of the species being endangered like the Lanner falcon, Short-toed snake eagle, Calandra lark…

Possibility of photographing the largest number of birds would be in Spring and Fall, so in case you are a lover of taking pictures of birds, all you need is a good camera and patience. Parts of Krka where the water slows down is also home to many birds: Squacco heron, Tufted duck and Eurasian coot.

Pictures downloaded from

Amphibians in river Krka

Another group of animals which we can’t forget and my own personal favourite would be amphibians that reside in National park Krka and are very important for the entire ecosystem of the park. Having a total of 8 different species, but the most common would be the Marsh frog. One of the most known troglobites is the Olm and is found in some of the caves on river Krka.

Pictures downloaded from

Short summary

In case you decide to go ahead and visit the beautiful nature of the National park Krka, all the information about it can be found on our sites, along with the official sites of Krka Waterfalls. The best way to visit Krka Waterfalls from Split would be with a tour, enabling you to see the beautiful scenery in one of the best ways.

We offer an exciting all inclusive Krka Waterfalls tour from Split where our friendly guides can answer all your questions. We also want to point out that before entering the nature park you read the code of conduct, especially the parts that refer to the protection of flora & fauna, so we can ensure that even you and our future guests can enjoy the park for all it’s worth. So what are you waiting for? Go ahead and reserve a spot to go on an exciting Krka tour from Split already! We’re confident that you will enjoy the tour that we have in store for you.