New book: Vultures in the hotel Continental

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03. 05. 2021


The new book by Prague Zoo’s director, Miroslav Bobek, has just been published in English.

The new book “Vultures in the hotel Continental and other notes of a zoo director” by Prague Zoo’s director, Miroslav Bobek The new book “Vultures in the hotel Continental and other notes of a zoo director” by Prague Zoo’s director, Miroslav Bobek

“Vultures in the hotel Continental and other notes of a zoo director” is concerned with extraordinary animals and people. Thanks to the engaging texts and unique photographs, you will be transported to get a behind the scenes look at the zoo and its history, you will visit African forests and the Mongolian deserts, but you will also stay at a pond in the Bohemian Paradise.

Naturally, despite the title, the new book by Prague Zoo’s director, supplemented by many unique photographs, is not solely about vultures. Here is a random selection of at least some of the 58 chapters:

A Green Magpie for My Professor – Kamba, our Gorilla Granny – On Patrol in the Gobi – An Antlion in the Mayonnaise – How a Giraffe Is Born – The Lake Titicaca Frog in Prague! – A Greeting from the First Ruler of the Seas – The Joyful Journey to Kordula – The Nonsensical Parrot – The Liberation of Our Anna from ‘Turkish Captivity’ – The Polite Orangutan Pagy-Jarkovský – A Journey to the Bottom of Darwin Crater – Mrs Nutmeg, Mrs Aniseed, Mrs Laurel and Mr Sumac – Names for the Elephant Princesses

Reviews

Thomas Pfisterer, former long-time president of the International Takhi Group (ITG):
“Fantastic! The book is exciting!
You build marvelous bridges between science and the people visiting the zoo. I learnt a lot just by going a first time through the book! I will have to deepen my lecture.”

Andrzej Kruszewicz, director of Warsaw Zoo, Poland
Really good work with funny stories 😊 and brilliant pictures. Gratulations!

Alex van Hooff, director of Royal Burgers' Zoo in Arnhem, Netherlands
A very interesting, instructive and beautifully crafted book containing all important issues such as biodiversity, nature conservation and the role of zoos nowadays. I liked the pictures very much!

I want to buy this book 

Price: CZK 375,00 (including VAT)
Sewn binding with soft covers, 248 pages

Orders from abroad are processed individually. Please contact us with your request at: eshop@zoopraha.cz.