About zoo

About zoo
The ribbon cutting ceremony in front of the Dja Reserve. From right. Prague Mayor Zdeněk Hřib, Deputy Mayor Jana Plamínková, actor couple Petr Štěpánek and Zlata Adamovská, singer Lucie Bílá, Prague Zoo’s director Miroslav Bobek, football player Karel Poborský, Foreign Minister Jan Lipavský. Photo by Khalil Baalbaki, Prague Zoo

The Dja Reserve in Prague Zoo opened its gates to the public today. Visitors can now set off on a journey through the Cameroonian rainforest, where they will meet vervet monkeys, guerezas, fruit bats and, of course, western lowland gorillas. A new gorilla couple - the male Kisumu and the female Duni, daughter of our beloved Moja...

History

The history of Prague Zoo goes all the way back to the year 1881, when, on the occasion of the wedding of Crown Prince Rudolf and Princess Stephanie of Belgium, Count Sweerts-Sporck published an open letter in the newspapers calling for the establishment of a zoological garden in Prague.


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