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I was in the zoo for less than a week when young male orangutan Pagy swung on an overgrown branch and got into the visitors' space in the Indonesian Jungle pavilion. During a panic attempt to return he fell into the water moat and there is no doubt that it was only the quick action of his keeper that saved him from drowning.

Just now I have read that in this heat human hair heat up to 57°C and inside of a car even after a "mild airing out" the temperature can be 55°C.

On Wednesday 15th of July TripAdvisor.com, the prestige travel site, published its top 25 zoos, an evaluation based on the opinion of millions of its users. Prague Zoo took 4th place, which confirms its global popularity!

TripAdvisor.com, the largest travel website, published a ranking of the world’s most popular zoological gardens based on assessments by millions of its users. Prague Zoo placed as forth zoo in the world!

One week ago, when after a rather difficult transport from Dolní Dobřejov, we released four mares of Przewalski´s Horse to the acclimatization enclosure in Gobi, we felt we could finally take a rest. Finished, done. But for Querida, Rabea, Kíra and Paradise this moment is only the beginning of their new life in the habitat,...

Done for the fifth time, it should have been routine - but transporting wild horses across a quarter of the globe is never a routine. Again we had to face expected and unexpected problems.

After 36 hours of a difficult journey, on Sunday night, the mares Querida, Rabea, Kirá and Paradise run out of their crates into the acclimatization enclosure in the Gobi B Strictly Protected Area. So Prague Zoo in cooperation with the Czech Army has transported so far 19 Przewalski´s Horses in five turns to Mongolia. This...

On the before last Sunday, June 14, at 10:30 am I noticed this title in the internet news of Czech Radio: "Flood hit Tbilisi and Zoo, animals running on the streets of the town". The second half of it was later changed to the even more dramatic headline "Carnivores, hippos and crocodiles run wild on the streets". But even the...

On the before last Sunday, June 14, at 10:30 am I noticed this title in the internet news of Czech Radio: "Flood hit Tbilisi and Zoo, animals running on the streets of the town". The second half of it was later changed to the even more dramatic headline "Carnivores, hippos and crocodiles run wild on the streets". But even the...

Written report and phone call with Petr Velenský. The picture of the disaster gradually gets clearer (see previous messages), and it is also increasingly clear how to proceed. On Saturday night after a five-hour-long downpour the Vera River rose by more than 10 metres in its narrowest places. The water rose so quickly that the...

 
 


Prague Zoo is the fourth best zoo in the world

On Wednesday 15th of July TripAdvisor.com, the prestige travel site, published its top 25 zoos, an evaluation based on the opinion of millions of its users. Prague Zoo took 4th place, which confirms its global popularity!