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Mountain Pygmy-possum. Photo: Miroslav Bobek

High up in Kosciuszko National Park, my Australian colleagues showed me the typical habitat of a very small, extremely interesting and endangered marsupial – the Mountain Pygmy-possum (Burramys parvus). It was a scree slope formed from huge boulders. The Burramys (as it is also known) spends most of its time under the surface...

The cub is currently learning to drink breast milk on its own. It will be dependent on milk for the next ten months, but in four months it should be able to try adult food. Photo Barbora Dobiášová, Prague Zoo

The long-expected baby aardvark was born in Prague Zoo just after 9 am on Sunday. The three-day-old cub is suckling from its mother, Kvída, and, according to the keepers, it is healthy and active. Just after birth it weighed 1,450 grams and measured 54 cm in length, which is a common birth weight and size for an aardvark.

A pair of corroboree frogs. Photo by Miroslav Bobek

David Hunter invited us to his home in Albury, in the foothills of the Australian Alps. I was particularly taken by the unusual decorations in his living room. Imagine pouring lead into water – then enlarging the resulting formations to half or three quarters of a metre.

Duni, the daughter of our famous gorilla Moja, will come to Prague Zoo, where she too will have the opportunity to have her own offspring. Photo: Lucía Gandarillas

It has all been agreed, approved and confirmed: the trio of females - Kamba - Kijivu - Shinda - and the baby Ajabu, will be joined by a male, Kisumu, and a female, Duni, in the new gorilla house. This is doubly good news: the arrival of Kisumu will allow the troop to have more infants and, with the arrival of Duni, the story of...

The mantled guerezas carefully investigated all the elements of the outdoor enclosure. Photo Oliver Le Que, Prague Zoo

Mantled guerezas are trying out the grass enclosure, De Brazza’s monkeys are exploring the indoor exhibit - the individual inhabitants of Prague Zoo’s new gorilla house are making themselves at home.

Shinda and Kamba as they first enter the indoor exhibition of their new pavilion. Photo Petr Hamerník, Prague Zoo

Following a successful move, the quartet of gorillas are settling down in Prague Zoo’s new pavilion. The females Kijivu, Kamba and Shinda, together with the young male Ajabu, have been living in the indoor exhibit for several days.

This year the 250th Przewalski’s horse foal was born on 3 May to the stallion Len and the mare Tania in Prague Zoo’s breeding station in Dolní Dobřejov. Photo Oliver Le Que, Prague Zoo

Prague Zoo welcomed the 250th Przewalski's horse foal. The young stallion was born in May in the zoo’s breeding station in Dolní Dobřejov. It is fitting as this is also the 30th anniversary of the first ever transport of wild horses from Europe to Mongolia. The next stage of their return to the wild - for the first time to...

In Mongolia the Przewalski’s are having foal after foal. Pictured here is the stallion Hustai with this year's foal of the mare Spina. She was transported to Gobi B in June 2019. Hustai also flew on a Czech army plane during the intra-Mongolian transport in 2016.Photo: SPA Great Gobi B

As soon as we arrived in Ulaanbaatar, the director of the Great Gobi B Protected Area, our long-time collaborator, Ganbaatar, gave me the best news I have heard since our transports of Przewalski’s horses started in 2012. A third-generation foal has just been born in this reserve in western Mongolia! In 2012, we transported...

The first offspring of the new breeding pair of maned wolves – Luna, a two-year-old female, and Váňa, a three-year-old male - are already romping around in front of visitors. Photo Petr Hamerník, Prague Zoo

The young penguins are learning to swim, the wolf triplets are starting to venture further from the den, the guanaco was born right in front of the visitors. Prague Zoo is full of youngsters and not just from these well-known and popular species, but also some of the highly endangered ones that are crucial for breeding – the...

As of this afternoon, visitors to Prague Zoo can admire a pair of Chinese pangolins. Pictured here is the male Guo Bao. Photo Petr Hamerník, Prague Zoo

The first “Czech” pangolins were officially presented on Sunday afternoon at Prague Zoo. Following a month-long quarantine, the pair, imported from Taiwan, is finally on display in the nocturnal exhibition of the Indonesian Jungle Pavilion. The pangolins were welcomed not only by Prague Zoo’s director, Miroslav Bobek, but...