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When Slovak rapper Rytmus recently added a picture to his Instagram account showing him with a slow loris while on an exotic holiday, he soon reaped a whirlwind of criticism. He inadvertently became the face of a Facebook campaign calling for a boycott of selfies with “cute animals”.

Gustavo's small office in Guama was packed full of things. He was just packing for a multi-day trip to the central part of the Zapata peninsula, to the flooded forests which provide the habitat for Cuban crocodiles. Our plan for the next days on Cuba was much more modest, and maybe I should have envied Gustav - but there was no reason to.

Two cubs of the critically endangered Malayan tiger, which were born six weeks ago at Prague Zoo, were presented to the media for the first time on October 14 and are now on view for visitors.

Prague Zoo has received a huge acknowledgement. It has been commissioned to keep the European Stud Book (ESB) for the Indian gharial, a critically endangered and evolutionary unique crocodile. The last gharials surviving in the wild are decreasing at an alarming rate and Prague Zoo has long advocated their conservation.

On Thursday, October 19, at 16:00, a ceremonial opening of the Land of the Wild Horses exhibition will take place at the Czech Photo Centre in Nové Butovice. Pictures from world-class travelogue photographers and Prague Zoo staff, who accompanied the transport of Przewalski’s horses to western Mongolia, capture the beauty of...

  In addition to the Przewalski’s horse, Prague Zoo’s activities to protect endangered species in Mongolia have extended to the Mongolian saiga. It is critically endangered and its situation was exacerbated by this year’s epidemic of 'small ruminant plague' or PPR. Less than five thousand individuals survive in the...

  When I was nine or ten, I got a paperback book with a white cover. It was written by John Crompton and was called The Life of a Spider. I read it repeatedly at primary school, but I even browsed through it at university, just before my exam under Professor Buchar. Not that I learnt from it, not at all, but thanks to the...

In a competition of hundreds of top zoos from all over the world, Prague Zoo reached the Top Five. The information is based on visitors' reviews and ratings at global travel portal TripAdvisor. This is the third time in a row Prague Zoo has reached a high position.

Thanks to its collaboration with Mastercard and Ingenico, Prague Zoo is setting a global precedent in being able to offer special touch panels. Visitors to the zoo can use them as a quick and secure means to help endangered animal species.

In addition to the projects for protecting endangered species organized by Prague Zoo, the best known being the Return of the Wild Horses and the Wandering Bus, it also supports many others. One of these is the protection of vultures in the Balkans, organized by Green Balkans in Bulgaria. In the past few years funds provided by...