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Khomiin Tal, 2019-06-30 ● Miroslav Bobek ● Canon EOS 5D Mark III, Canon EF 100–400 mm + extender1.4x, ISO 1250, f/9, 1/1250 s

Prague Zoo can take quite a bit of credit for saving the Przewalski’s horse from extinction as well as returning it to its original homeland once its numbers allowed. With this online exhibition we want to share the feeling of gratification we feel when we watch these wild horses in the freedom of the steppes and semi-deserts of Inner Asia.

For many years now millions and millions of pangolins have been trafficked. It took a long time – and who knows if it’s not too late – for work to begin on giving them more effective protection. We are also trying to help with this. We have co-financed the Pangolarium in Laos and we intend to support the creation of a...

Dear visitors, due to a government decision Prague Zoo will be closed to the public from October 9 until further notice. Thank you for your understanding.

Photo: Miroslav Bobek, Prague Zoo

Decades of ongoing efforts to save the Przewalski’s horse and return it to the wild, efforts in which Prague Zoo has played a key role, are gradually coming to fruition. This was confirmed by an analysis recently published in the journal Conservation Letters. The authors of the analysis posed the question ‘How many...

Visitors to Prague Zoo can now see the new male hippopotamus every day in the reconstructed Hippo House. The new filtration unit now allows you to watch the hippos as they move underwater. Author: Khalil Baalbaki, Prague Zoo

One kilometre of pipes, seventy valves, a filtration system that filters 360 cubic metres of water per hour. The reconstructed Hippo House in Prague Zoo hides a small factory. Thanks to the new filtration system we finally managed to have clean water. However, the reopening of the house was not the only celebration at Prague...

Foto: Miroslav Bobek, Zoo Praha.

The situation with covid-19 not only forced us to reduce Monday’s Prague Zoo Anniversary Celebration, during which we will reopen the Hippo House, but also to completely cancel the showing of the photo exhibition, The Beauty of Wild Horses, which shows the “Przewalski’s” in the wilds of Mongolia and China. Although it is...

“Operation Freedom”. Photo: Passion Planet

Almost nine months have passed since Rachel Hogan and I sat in her office in the Primate Sanctuary in Mefou, Cameroon, planning the building of children’s accommodation. The children are brought to Mefou from the villages surrounding the Dja Biosphere Reserve by our Wandering Bus. Here, they take part in an educational...

Lakuna a Amalee. Photo: Petr Hamerník, Prague Zoo

On Sunday we named both our baby elephants. The daughters of Tamara and Janita, our Prague elephant princesses. I’d like to remind you that the first was born on March 27th, when the zoo had been closed for a fortnight, and the second on May 9th, when it had been reopened, but many restrictions still applied. Of course, right...

White shark. Illustration photo: Shutterstock

The main goal of the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA) campaign entitled “Which Fish?” is to draw attention to the plundering of the seas and oceans. At Prague Zoo, we will join the campaign on Monday 8 June, to celebrate World Oceans Day, during which we will turn our full attention to the plight of sharks and...

It was before “corona”. While on holiday in Palolem, in the Indian state of Goa, we went for a walk along the beach after dinner. Fish and seafood vendors had set up simple stalls. I photographed some northern red snappers and several barracudas, and then I was surprised to see that two sharks barely forty centimetres long...