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Zoo Praha / Prague Zoo

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.

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.