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Zoo Praha / Prague Zoo

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...

People feel sympathy to the zoo and target the negative emotion towards the army, as it was killing the animals in the zoo for no purpose - for instance the tamed white lion or lion cubs. Also the uncertainty about the numbers of dead animals is partly a result of the conflict with the army, which took the zoo after the floods...

First news from Tbilisi by team leader Petr Velenský: There was a wave of eight, nine meter size full of mud and debris, which went through Tbilisi Zoo. The zoo lies just near the river Vera.

The heavy rain and flooding which hit the Georgian capital of Tbilisi and its zoological garden on Saturday night is reminiscent of the floods in Prague in the years 2002 and 2013. On these occasions Prague Zoo also found itself in an unenviable situation, and as a result has responded immediately. The director of Prague Zoo...

“The Last White Rhino in the World. We are sorry.” Or: “Last in the world: he has his own bodyguards.”

We are hosting 654 species of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish today. But there are also many animals which live in the Zoo free - and I am really curious how long their list could be! No doubt it is very long. And what if we include even the insects and other invertebrates!

Striped and cute – that’s the new born baby of South American Tapir in Prague Zoo. The tapir was born on Tuesday May 19 to a fifteen-year-old female Ivana and a twelve-year-old male Tex.

I don´t know if ever any zoological garden participated at the World´s Fair, but for Prague Zoo, the just opened Expo 2015 in Milan means a historic premiere.

 
 


Cute Baby Tapir in Prague Zoo

Striped and cute – that’s the new born baby of South American Tapir in Prague Zoo. The tapir was born on Tuesday May 19 to a fifteen-year-old female Ivana and a twelve-year-old male Tex.