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This Saturday, September 25th, visitors to Prague Zoo can bid a stylish farewell to the Malayan tapir, Morse. As of next week, his new home will be Nuremberg Zoo in Germany. The young male was named last year after the inventor of Morse code, Samuel F. B. Morse. Even the farewell will be in Morse code and news of the tapir’s...

Professor Jiří Janda, Prague Zoo’s first director, pictured with Baby the elephant. Source: Prague Zoo archive

Tuesday, September 28th, will be 90 years to the day since Prague Zoo first opened to the public. The spectacular celebrations will begin in the morning and will be held in the spirit of the First Republic. Visitors can look forward to the launch of A Zoo for the Capital, a book mapping the zoo’s history, the presentation of...

Bojana the female Egyptian vulture circling over the slopes of the Eastern Rhodopes. Bojana is the first human-reared Egyptian vulture to return to the Balkans after its journey to Africa. Author: Miroslav Bobek, Prague Zoo.

Prague Zoo’s work in protecting Egyptian vultures in Bulgaria is bringing encouraging results. Today, the four-year-old female Bojana, who was reared at Zoo Prague in 2017 and was one of the first four chicks to be returned to the wild, using the delayed release method the following year, has successfully overcome all the odds...

According to the breeders, the baby dikdik is doing well at Prague Zoo. He is easily distinguished in the group due to his size. He should by fully grown in about seven months. Author: Petr Hamerník, Prague Zoo

Visitors can now observe the baby Kirk's dikdik in the African House. This is the first ever fawn of this the smallest antelope in the world to have been born in Prague Zoo. Only a month old, the new arrival is very active and when outdoors it stays close to its mother at all times.

Mbama is just under three hundred kilometres from Yaoundé. Whereas in the capital the bushmeat vendors threw stones at me, in Mbama people were willing to be photographed with the pangolins... Photo: Miroslav Bobek, Prague Zoo

For the first time in more than a year and a half, we visited Cameroon during the holidays. It was undoubtedly a rewarding trip, not least because at the end of it I signed a memorandum with the Cameroonian Minister of Forests and Fauna, Mr. Jules Ndoret Ndongo. This is a very significant step in the continued development of the...

Visitors to Prague Zoo now have the opportunity to observe its inhabitants after dark using advanced technology that many have seen only in action films. Author: Petr Hamerník, Prague Zoo.

Now visitors can come to Prague Zoo after dark and observe the animal world through the most advanced equipment, some of which is used, for example, by the army. The zoo’s fans can now visit the grounds at a time when the daytime animals are seeking shelter and the crepuscular and nocturnal animals come out. The new experience...

Both red panda cubs are doing very well at Prague Zoo. So far, the zoo has successfully bred two males, Akim and Flin. Pat, a male red panda, is the father of all the cubs. Author: Tereza Mrhálková, Prague Zoo.

Any day now, the keepers expect the two recently born red panda cubs to start moving around the outdoor enclosure on their own. The twins will be almost three months old. For the time being, they are staying in the den where their mother comes to nurse them regularly. These first photos of one of the cubs were taken in the den.

This baby short-beaked echidna hatched in Prague Zoo in early April. Unlike other mammals, the echidna hatches from eggs about the size of a hazelnut or a bean. The puggle’s spines become increasingly prominent and it gains weight rapidly, it currently weighs 770 grams. Author: Václav Šilha, Prague Zoo

For the first time since hatching, visitors will have the opportunity to observe the first ever short-beaked echidna puggle to be bred at Prague Zoo. The little echidna now weighs 770 grams, and the next weighing will be open to the public. The puggle is 143 days old, is doing very well and is being regularly nursed by its mother.

The Prague Imps Help Tasmanian Devils project will support the development of a vaccine against Devil Facial Tumour, which threatens Tasmanian devils in the wild. The photo shows Prague Zoo’s director, Miroslav Bobek, with the logo of the Save the Tasmanian Devil Appeal, which will be supported with part of the proceeds from the sale of devil merchandise.: Petr Hamerník, Prague Zoo.

Prague Zoo has presented its latest project to support the Save the Tasmanian Devil Appeal and the development of a vaccine against Devil Facial Tumour, a cancer that threatens Tasmanian devils in the wild. The campaign involves new experiential programmes that visitors can look forward to, including evening devil feedings with...

The Return of the Wild Horses conservation programme is one of Prague Zoo’s proudest achievements. The return of Przewalski's horses to the wilds of Mongolia began exactly ten years ago after uncommonly bad weather caused the death of a large part of the local population. We spoke to Miroslav Bobek, Director of Prague Zoo,...