Over a million crowns to help Australia!

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09. 01. 2020


In no time at all, Prague Zoo has managed to raise a sum to help Australia that has surpassed all expectations. In just three days, 876,608 crowns were collected through the fundraiser announced by the zoo on Monday evening. Another CZK 160,000 comes from the “Three Crowns from Entry” project. All in all, more than one million crowns are now ready to help Australia!

“We have been working with our Australian colleagues for a long time  for example, we support the rescue of Tasmanian devils. That’s another reason why we have decided to help Australia in its difficult situation. These extensive fires threaten the local fauna and significantly worsen the already serious situation that many unique species find themselves in,” said Miroslav Bobek, Director of Prague Zoo. “Following our experience with the floods at our zoo, we know full-well that any assistance – no matter how small  means a great deal to those affected.”

On Monday morning, Prague Zoo urged the public to support the Bushfire Emergency Wildlife Fund administered by Zoos Victoria. At the same time, it asked Prague City Council to release AUD 10,000 for this account. The Council approved the proposal yesterday.

“More specifically, this goes to assist in-situ projects. Every visitor that comes to Prague Zoo contributes three crowns to it,” explained Petr Hlubuček, the Deputy Mayor of Prague. “During this catastrophe, we will provide Zoos Victoria with the resources for emergency veterinary care and environmental protection.”

In order to accommodate all those visitors who wanted to contribute directly through its “We Help Them to Survive” account, Prague Zoo set up a special variable symbol on Monday evening for donations to help Australia.

Account number: 43-6804660247
Bank code: 0100
IBAN No.: CZ2401000000436804660247
SWIFT/BIC: KOMBCZPPXXX
Account name: ZOOLOGICKÁ ZAHRADA – POMÁHÁME JIM PŘEŽÍT
Bank name: Komerční banka a.s.
Bank address: Na Příkopě 33 č.p. 969, Praha 1, 114 07
Beneficiary name: Zoologická zahrada hl. m. Prahy
Beneficiary address: U Trojského zámku 120/3, Praha 7, 171 00
Variable symbol: 12020
Comment for recipient: Australia

The amount collected by Wednesday 8 January  CZK 876,608 – surprised Prague Zoo’s director, Miroslav Bobek, summing up, he said:

“All those who are not indifferent to the fate of the Australian fauna (and others) and who have contributed or are about to, are owed a huge debt of thanks!”

The funds obtained will be used in accordance with the collection’s aims, i.e. to protect nature and endangered animal species. They will be distributed after Prague Zoo has consulted with its Australian colleagues.

Among the species endangered by fire are koalas, though they are certainly not the only ones. On Monday, January 6, Prague Zoo, which has been working with its Australian colleagues for a long time, announced a fundraiser to help Australia. By Wednesday, January 8, the zoo had collected CZK 876,608. Photo: Miroslav Bobek, Prague ZooAmong the species endangered by fire are koalas, though they are certainly not the only ones. On Monday, January 6, Prague Zoo, which has been working with its Australian colleagues for a long time, announced a fundraiser to help Australia. By Wednesday, January 8, the zoo had collected CZK 876,608. Photo: Miroslav Bobek, Prague Zoo