About zoo

About zoo
As of this afternoon, visitors to Prague Zoo can admire a pair of Chinese pangolins. Pictured here is the male Guo Bao. Photo Petr Hamerník, Prague Zoo

The first “Czech” pangolins were officially presented on Sunday afternoon at Prague Zoo. Following a month-long quarantine, the pair, imported from Taiwan, is finally on display in the nocturnal exhibition of the Indonesian Jungle Pavilion. The pangolins were welcomed not only by Prague Zoo’s director, Miroslav Bobek, but...

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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