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Zoo Praha / Prague Zoo

The World Association of Zoos & Aquariums (WAZA) is extremely concerned about the tragic incident that occurred on 3 August 2014.

Because of unprofessional behaviour of representatives of Johannesburg Zoo, eight antelopes sitatunga were euthanasied in South African Republic. The director of Prague Zoo Miroslav Bobek informed about the unethical manners in open letter and explained all the consequences.

This new play area for children and parents has only been open since Sunday, July 27, but it has already gained many fans.

Prague is full of tourists, especially during summertime, and so we have launched our traditional summer campaign this year. The slogans are bilingual and this year we highlight the English ones above those in Czech.

After a more than 30 hours journey three mares of Przewalski´s Horses left the transport crates and stepped on to the land of their ancestors, in the Gobi B desert. With this, Prague Zoo has successfully completed the fourth transportation of the treasured species to Mongolia, realized within the project "Return of the Wild Horses".

The ZooBus is running again on weekends and during public holidays. This special line is operated by Prague Zoo, the ticket costs 1 CZK.

On Saturday, May 31 Prague Zoo opened the new exposition of the largest amphibians of the world - Chinese Giant Salamanders. This critically endangered species can reach length of 1,8 m and weight up to 30 kg.

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.