The Srem region (also known as Syrmia) in the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina, Serbia, is home to a unique breed of pigs and dogs know as the Mangulica and Pulin.
The Mangulica (or Mangalica) is a breed of domestic pig that is unique to the region. The breed was created by crossbreeding that took place in Hungary and Croatia that mixed blond mangulitsa and Srem pigs. It’s the last remaining long coat pig breed and is known for its curly hair.
The Pulin is a Serbian shepherd dog similar to Hungarian (Mudi) and Croatian shepherd dog breeds. It’s also known as one of the oldest dog breeds in the world. It’s believed the breed’s roots date back more than 2,000 years and has called this region home since ancient times. Pulins are famous for their loyalty.
In 2008, the two breeds got their own statues from the thankful residents of Sremska Mitrovica and sculptor Vladimir Tović. They are located in front of the Headquarters of Nature Conservation Movement of Sremska Mitrovica and Special Nature Reserve of Zasavica.
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Statues are located on Svetog Save street, just under a mile from the city center.