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Placing of vultures on an artificial nest in eastern Rhodopes in August 2018. Photo: Sabina Rašková, Prague Zoo

Last year in June Anna, a female Egyptian vulture, was hatched in our zoo. In August, she and another young vulture were transported to the eastern Rhodope Mountains. There, the Bulgarian conservationists placed them in an artificial nest on a high rock cliff to get used to living in freedom. After three weeks, Anna left this...

Jan Sovák’s exhibition captures the atmosphere of The Return of the Wild Horses in the form of sketches and more elaborate paintings.

The Return of the Wild Horses 2019 was celebrated in extraordinary artwork. Jan Sovák, using sketches and more elaborate paintings, captured the events, people and environs associated with transporting the Przewalski’s horses. The exhibition “How Freedom is Returned to Wild Horses: From the Sketchbook of the Painter Jan...

Following the recommendation of the Gorilla EAZA Ex-situ Programme (EEP) of the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA), male Ajabu was castrated on Thursday. The procedure was performed by our veterinarians. Everything went without complication so Ajabu was returned to the group after two hours. There is already a...

Kea. Photo: Petr Hamernik, Prague Zoo

On Saturday 28 September 2019 Prague Zoo celebrated its 88th birthday with an extraordinary feat. In the presence of the Mayor of Prague City, Zdeněk Hřib, and other prominent figures from public and social life, it opened a new pavilion for exotic birds, in particular parrots. It bears the name of Stanislav Rákos, a patron,...

Photo: Petr Hamerník, Prague Zoo

There is exactly one week until the opening of the Rákos’ House with its exhibits of rare parrot species. Seven more days and it will be here. Finally!

Photo: Miroslav Bobek, Prague Zoo

Today is International Vulture Awareness Day. This was foreshadowed by the news on Tuesday that a female Egyptian Vulture, which had been hatched at Zlín Zoo and placed in an artificial nest in the Bulgarian mountains at the beginning of August, had passed away. She flew into some power lines on her very...

Prague hosts the international conference focused on wild equids. It is attended by about 120 scientists and experts from 30 countries. Photo: Petr Hamerník, Prague Zoo

On Monday, the 2nd International Wild Equid Conference (IWEC) 2019 was officially opened at the Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague. This event ties in with the conference that was held seven years ago in Vienna and is attended by 120 scientists from 30 countries. Part of the programme takes place at Prague Zoo, which...

Photo: Petr Velenský, Prague Zoo

The entire genome of the world’s largest lizard, the Komodo dragon, is now available at the US National Center for Biotechnology Information under access number SJPD00000000. An article on how it was read and analyzed was published in the August issue of Nature Ecology & Evolution by a thirty-member scientific team,...

Prague Zoo employees first drove the two female vultures to the breeding and rescue station in Stara Zagora. There the vultures raised in Prague spent their last night in captivity with a veterinary examination in the morning. On the left, the chick hatched at Prague Zoo, on the right, the female hatched at Zlín Zoo. Photo: Lenka Pastorčáková, Prague Zoo

Another two Egyptian vultures reared at Prague Zoo – this time two females, one of which was hatched at Zlin Zoo – acquired a new home in the Eastern Rhodopes, where they will strengthen this endangered species’ local population. They will spend about ten days in an artificial nest on a rocky niche overlooking the Arda...