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The newly set up pair of smooth-coated otters inhabits Prague Zoo’s Indonesian Jungle exhibit. Females can be recognised by their lighter fur and smaller appearance. Photo Oliver Le Que, Prague Zoo

This week, visitors to Prague Zoo can see a newly set up pair of smooth-coated otters. This tropical carnivore is rarely bred in captivity and now inhabits an island opposite the southern pig-tailed macaques in the Indonesian Jungle Pavilion.


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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