About zoo

About zoo
Photo: Vít Lukáš, Prague Zoo

Prague Zoo has started giving financial support to the Pesisir Balikpapan Project, which has been running in the Balikpapan Bay on the island of Borneo under Czech leadership since 2007. Its aim is to protect this highly valuable natural area, which is home to, among other things, a population of about 2,000 Proboscis Monkeys,...


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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