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Zoo Praha / Prague Zoo

The results from several laboratories around the world have shown that the female elephant Tonya did not die of herpes virus at the end of last year. She succumbed to an acute bacterial infection.

Prague Zoo can be proud of their most productive couple of the Steller’s Sea Eagle. The imposing birds of prey Matyáš and Matylda settled on their nest in the end of January and two eaglets have hatched recently.

Director of Prague Zoo Miroslav Bobek expressed his opinion on events, concerning the Copenhagen Zoo and the euthanasia of animals in his opened letter to the directors of member zoos of European Association of Zoos and Aquaria. As we are receiving a lot of questions, regarding this issue, we publish this letter for you, too.

The Prague Zoo has a new resident – and he is an all-male European bison no less. He arrived from the German Tierpark Berlin to reinvigorate the local bison herd and to contribute by its future offspring to preserve this vulnerable...

Our visitors could meet the three month old triplets of Amur Leopard for the first time. Together with their mother Khanka they were released to the outside exhibit in the...

Prague Zoo has become European leader in the breeding of owls from south-east Asia – Buffy Fish Owl. Prague is now the only Zoo, which successfully reared fourth owl chicks and now participates in establishing new couples of birds brought from all over Europe.

This year, the main theme of the spring holiday in Prague Zoo are the endangered polar animals. For the whole two weeks, children and adults can participate in the thematic knowledge competition, which is a part of the world public awareness campaign Pole to Pole.

Prague Zoo has announced the results of the long-running campaign to support the adoption of animals. Last year, a record number of adoptive parents decided to continue their adoption, which raised almost 3.5 million CZK.

The ever so cute little leopard cubs, born at the end of November in Prague Zoo, are happily playing around and have even started to taste meat.

The killing of the young male giraffe, Marius, in Copenhagen zoo provoked a wave of emotion, but it also highlighted the difficulties of keeping of wild animals in captivity and the fundamental differences in the perception of what is right and what is natural.