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The National Park Brijuni comprise 14 island and islets – Veliki Brijun, Mali Brijun, St. Mark, Gaz, Okrugljak, Supin, Supinić, Galija, Grunj, Vanga (Krasnica), Pusti (Madona), Vrsar, St. Jerome and Kozada. It is one of the loveliest archipelagos in Mediteran, together with favorable climate and rich animal life make the island a must for every visitor in Istria. The person responsible for tourist valorization was Paul Kupelwieser, who in 1893 bought the island an intention of turning them into an exclusive tourist center. Kupelwieser invited Robert Koch, the famous bacteriologist who put a lot of efforts to exterminate malaria from islands. In 1912 the Zoo was founded. More than 100 foreign heads of state visited islands, along with film stars including Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Sophia Loren, Carlo Ponti, Gina Lollobrigida, Angelina Jolie and many others.