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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.

Some time ago I was asked to relay the answers to the inquiry "How will you spend Christmas this year?", where the respondents to this question should be our animals. Fine, let´s proceed. We have prepared a wider survey, for which the curators of Prague Zoo have served as our qualified researchers.

Opposite the spectacular Centennial Hall, built in 1912 – 1913 a huge black block grew up in Wroclaw. The cost of its construction was the equivalent of 1.3 billion CZK and no doubt it will be another prominent tourist attraction of the town. Afrykarium is concealed within it. Although it opened several weeks ago, now I feel...

The Red List of Threatened Species of Plants and Animals, published by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), celebrates this year its 50th anniversary. This work significantly contributes to the effort to preserve biodiversity and raise public awareness of threatened species; yet, with the clock ticking, the...

 
 


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.