About zoo

About zoo
Common European viper. Photo: Václav Šilha, Prague Zoo

Prague Zoo is now displaying four species of snakes commonly found in the Czech Republic in its Terrarium: the grass snake, the dice snake, the smooth snake and the common European viper. This exhibition aims to show the differences between our snakes and to remind us that there is nothing to be afraid of.


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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