Prague Zoo hosted the meeting of the Commission for Reptiles and Amphibians

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24. 01. 2020


On Wednesday 22 and Thursday 23 January 2020, the Union of Czech and Slovak Zoological Gardens (UCSZOO) held a meeting of the Commission for Reptiles and Amphibians at Prague Zoo.

Prague Zoo’s director, Miroslav Bobek, opening the meeting of the Commission for Reptiles and Amphibians. Photo: Petr Hamerník, Prague Zoo Prague Zoo’s director, Miroslav Bobek, opening the meeting of the Commission for Reptiles and Amphibians. Photo: Petr Hamerník, Prague Zoo

The meeting was attended by 44 participants including two foreign guests – a leading European herpetologist specialising in turtles, Peter Praschag from Turtle Island in Graz, Austria, and Shannon DiRuzzo, a veterinary turtle specialist involved in many rescue and conservation projects in the US and Asia.

The participants listened to 18 lectures. Speaking on behalf of Prague Zoo were Nataša Velenská (Terrariums at Prague Zoo from the Past to the Present) and Petr Velenský (Titicaca in Prague Zoo). Naturally, the evening tour took in the Titicaca water frogs, which included a presentation of the facilities. On the second day the meeting finished off with a demonstration of feeding the group of male Komodo dragons in the Indonesian Jungle pavilion.

A group photo of the participants at the meeting of the Commission for Reptiles and Amphibians (22 January 2020). Photo: Petr Hamerník, Prague ZooA group photo of the participants at the meeting of the Commission for Reptiles and Amphibians (22 January 2020). Photo: Petr Hamerník, Prague Zoo