About zoo

About zoo
The white-bellied heron is one of the most endangered birds on the planet. There are less than thirty individuals in Bhutan Author: Royal Society for the Protection of Nature Bhutan

Prague Zoo is helping to protect the critically endangered, white-bellied heron in the Kingdom of Bhutan. There are less than sixty of these large herons in their entire range, half of them living in Bhutan. However, even there it is under threat from the construction of hydroelectric power plants. Therefore, several years ago,...

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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