About zoo

About zoo
The cub is currently learning to drink breast milk on its own. It will be dependent on milk for the next ten months, but in four months it should be able to try adult food. Photo Barbora Dobiášová, Prague Zoo

The long-expected baby aardvark was born in Prague Zoo just after 9 am on Sunday. The three-day-old cub is suckling from its mother, Kvída, and, according to the keepers, it is healthy and active. Just after birth it weighed 1,450 grams and measured 54 cm in length, which is a common birth weight and size for an aardvark.

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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