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Šiška, the first pangolin bred in Europe, is one year old and is thriving. She loves feeding on the special nutritious mash made from bee larvae and climbing through the branches in her exhibit. Photo Oliver Le Que, Prague Zoo

Today the first pangolin pup bred in Europe is turning one. Šiška (=pine cone in Czech), the female Chinese pangolin, is doing well weighing over 3 kilograms and eating roughly two-thirds of her parents' food portion every day. Prague Zoo has prepared a special birthday programme for the upcoming weekend.


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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