About zoo

About zoo
The first Pesquet’s parrot chick of this year hatched on January 28th. Pictured here at the age of 48 days. Photo: Petr Hamerník, Prague Zoo

Pesquet’s parrot chicks, a female South American tapir calf, the first ever tayra quadruplets or Hartlaub’s duck ducklings - these are just some of the species that, from a professional point of view, represent Prague Zoo’s successes in breeding over the last year.

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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