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Zoo Praha / Prague Zoo

Recently I have written about a Caribbean Flamingo female called "FHF", who came to Prague almost 50 years ago on the 5th of August 1965. Regarding the fact that she was captured in Cuba as an adult bird, she might be well over 50. So she lived in the olden times, when Beatles started playing, and at least six presidents took...

The first one to whom I confided this excellent news was the editor of Sri Lanka newspaper The Island. I felt it was most proper to publish it first on Janita´s home island and only then in our country.

There must be tens of similar department stores in Bangkok. It is a bit shaggy from outside, but shiny inside and full of goods. The first several floors evoke Prague´s Kotva in its better days. But at the fifth floor starts something which sets the Pata Department Store off from the other ones. There is a ticket office for a...

Mr Rana, the director, set behind the wheel of his Jeep and we drove to the other end of his zoo. And there they were, all three of them in one enclosure – Jamvan, Jennifer and Gini, three young Indian Lions, who are scheduled to move from Gujarat to Prague this summer.

Jamvan, Gini and Jennifer are names of three Indian Lions, who should arrive from Sakkarbaug Zoo, Gujarat, to Prague this summer. Their acquisition was preceded by more than two-year long negotiation, and if everything goes well, it will be the first import of these lions for European Endangered Species Programme (EEP) after...

Today at the seat of Czech Embassy in Delhi we signed a Memorandum of Cooperation between Indian Central Zoo Authority (CZA) and Prague Zoo. It creates a basis for the cooperation between our Zoo and Indian zoos.

A total of fifteen architects ateliers participated in the design contest for the new gorilla pavilion. For Prague Zoo it´s construction is crucial, as the current pavilion is located at the lowest part of the Zoo and in case of another major flood the evacuation of gorillas would be connected with enormous risk. All the...

Being subsumed within the flock of flamingos, she escapes the attention of visitors, and surprisingly even most of the contemporary witnesses don´t know about her. In spite of that, the female of Caribbean Flamingo, which doesn´t have a name, but only an identification mark F5 and red ring FHF on her leg, is absolutely...

Our first young of this year is a male of Lechwe, born to seven-year-old female Slávka, by coincidence the first Lechwe, born in Prague Zoo.

So the word is out. I have got a phone call from Czech News Agency, that The Times of India published information about India donating three lions to an unnamed Czech zoo. Yes, they are coming to our zoo. Two females and one male should arrive from the Sakkarbaug Zoo in Gujarat.

 
 


New Year’s Addition – Baby Antelope

Our first young of this year is a male of Lechwe, born to seven-year-old female Slávka, by coincidence the first Lechwe, born in Prague Zoo.