Photo gallery: Money from Prague Zoo’s collection is already helping Australian animals

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11. 02. 2020


Thanks to the public, CZK 20,000,000 has already been raised in Prague Zoo’s collection account to help Australian fauna! Now we offer you a photo gallery from the state of Victoria, where the first part of the financial aid for koalas, kangaroos and/or endangered corroboree frogs is heading. Other funds will go to the state of South Australia and a lot more has been negotiated or is in preparation.
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Koalas have become a symbol of the fires currently raging in Australia. In this picture, a young male, Micky, was admitted for treatment at the Healesville Sanctuary in Victoria. Photo: Miroslav Bobek, Prague Zoo Koalas have become a symbol of the fires currently raging in Australia. In this picture, a young male, Micky, was admitted for treatment at the Healesville Sanctuary in Victoria. Photo: Miroslav Bobek, Prague Zoo

Workers at the Healesville Sanctuary bandage Micky’s paws. This facility is part of Zoos Victoria and also received the first part of the aid from the Czech Republic. Photo: Miroslav Bobek, Prague ZooWorkers at the Healesville Sanctuary bandage Micky’s paws. This facility is part of Zoos Victoria and also received the first part of the aid from the Czech Republic. Photo: Miroslav Bobek, Prague Zoo

These days the keepers at the Healesville Sanctuary are getting help from their colleague - Prague Zoo’s Kateřina Seemannova. Photo: Jiří Bálek, Prague ZooThese days the keepers at the Healesville Sanctuary are getting help from their colleague - Prague Zoo’s Kateřina Seemannova. Photo: Jiří Bálek, Prague Zoo

In the Healesville Sanctuary they use both the existing facilities to treat the burnt koalas as well as the new aviaries that were built in double-quick time. Photo: Miroslav Bobek, Prague ZooIn the Healesville Sanctuary they use both the existing facilities to treat the burnt koalas as well as the new aviaries that were built in double-quick time. Photo: Miroslav Bobek, Prague Zoo

Roger a male koala. A few weeks ago, a photo came to Prague showing Roger with his bandaged paws and looking quite wretched. Now he is in pretty good shape, but if you look closely you may notice his burnt ears. Photo: Jiří Bálek, Prague ZooRoger a male koala. A few weeks ago, a photo came to Prague showing Roger with his bandaged paws and looking quite wretched. Now he is in pretty good shape, but if you look closely you may notice his burnt ears. Photo: Jiří Bálek, Prague Zoo

The Healesville Sanctuary workers will feed dozens of koalas with liquidised eucalyptus leaves. The koalas had been caught on a small island untouched by the fire, but now they are starving. Photo: Jiří Bálek, Prague ZooThe Healesville Sanctuary workers will feed dozens of koalas with liquidised eucalyptus leaves. The koalas had been caught on a small island untouched by the fire, but now they are starving. Photo: Jiří Bálek, Prague Zoo

In some places the fires are still raging, elsewhere the landscape is beginning to recover. The main lines of firefighting - as shown in this picture - are roads and firebreaks. Photo: Miroslav Bobek, Prague ZooIn some places the fires are still raging, elsewhere the landscape is beginning to recover. The main lines of firefighting - as shown in this picture - are roads and firebreaks. Photo: Miroslav Bobek, Prague Zoo

The current fires in Australia have greatly exacerbated the situation for a number of critically endangered species. One of them is this corroboree frog. Before the wildfires there were only about fifty individuals living in one locality. Photo: Miroslav Bobek, Prague ZooThe current fires in Australia have greatly exacerbated the situation for a number of critically endangered species. One of them is this corroboree frog. Before the wildfires there were only about fifty individuals living in one locality. Photo: Miroslav Bobek, Prague Zoo

Zoos Victoria has successfully managed to breed the corroboree frog, unfortunately their field facilities were destroyed by the fires. Based upon a mutual agreement, the renewal of this infrastructure will be paid for from Prague Zoo’s collection account. Photo: Miroslav Bobek, Prague ZooZoos Victoria has successfully managed to breed the corroboree frog, unfortunately their field facilities were destroyed by the fires. Based upon a mutual agreement, the renewal of this infrastructure will be paid for from Prague Zoo’s collection account. Photo: Miroslav Bobek, Prague Zoo

Working at a veterinary clinic at Melbourne Zoo. It also belongs to the Zoos Victoria family and was also supported by funds from Prague Zoo’s collection. Photo: Miroslav Bobek, Prague Zoo Working at a veterinary clinic at Melbourne Zoo. It also belongs to the Zoos Victoria family and was also supported by funds from Prague Zoo’s collection. Photo: Miroslav Bobek, Prague Zoo

Apart from its paws, this koala, which is being treated at Melbourne Zoo, also endured eye injury from the fire ...  Photo: Miroslav Bobek, Prague ZooApart from its paws, this koala, which is being treated at Melbourne Zoo, also endured eye injury from the fire ... Photo: Miroslav Bobek, Prague Zoo

... and here’s one of its burnt paws. Such injuries prevent the koalas from feeding themselves, and so they must be fed by humans. Photo: Jiří Bálek, Prague Zoo... and here’s one of its burnt paws. Such injuries prevent the koalas from feeding themselves, and so they must be fed by humans. Photo: Jiří Bálek, Prague Zoo

Night release of the animals brought by military aircraft from the fire areas to Mt Rothwell near Melbourne, Victoria. This protection facility also received support from Prague, especially for fire-fighting measures. Photo: archive Mt RothwellNight release of the animals brought by military aircraft from the fire areas to Mt Rothwell near Melbourne, Victoria. This protection facility also received support from Prague, especially for fire-fighting measures. Photo: archive Mt Rothwell

A male southern brush-tailed rock-wallaby in Mt Rothwell. One hundred and twenty of these wallabies, i.e. the vast majority of living individuals, are located in Mt Rothwell. Unfortunately, there is a whole host of other species of exceptional Australian fauna in a similar situation. Their survival has been greatly helped by the generosity of Czech donors who contributed to Prague Zoo’s Australia collection. Photo: Miroslav Bobek, Prague ZooA male southern brush-tailed rock-wallaby in Mt Rothwell. One hundred and twenty of these wallabies, i.e. the vast majority of living individuals, are located in Mt Rothwell. Unfortunately, there is a whole host of other species of exceptional Australian fauna in a similar situation. Their survival has been greatly helped by the generosity of Czech donors who contributed to Prague Zoo’s Australia collection. Photo: Miroslav Bobek, Prague Zoo

Prague Zoo launched its collection to help Australia on January 6 as part of its “We Help Them to Survive” account. More than CZK 20,000,000 was collected in just over a month. Some of these funds have already gone to Australia and the collection continues. Graphics: Marek Václavík, Prague ZooPrague Zoo launched its collection to help Australia on January 6 as part of its “We Help Them to Survive” account. More than CZK 20,000,000 was collected in just over a month. Some of these funds have already gone to Australia and the collection continues. Graphics: Marek Václavík, Prague Zoo