A gift for Prague Zoo: It can be protected from floods!


18. 10. 2013

During the Jubilee ceremony celebrating its 82nd  anniversary, Prague Zoo received a gift of historic significance: the Vice Mayor of Prague Jiří Vávra unveiled to the public the results of an analysis of how flood protection measures at the Zoo would affect the Vltava River water levels. According to this analysis, it is possible to protect Prague Zoo against 50-year floods, and even against 100-year floods, without any significant consequences for the surrounding area.      

Photo: Tomáš Adamec, Zoo Praha Photo: Tomáš Adamec, Zoo Praha

 “The city of Prague will now make an effort to implement measures that will protect the Zoo against floods as soon as possible.” Jiří Vávra said. “I suppose that these flood measures can be realized within three years.” Prague Zoo, which is currently protected only against 20-year floods,  considers this decision to be a significant milestone in its 82-year long history.
The Zoo director Miroslav Bobek introduced a new annual pass NO LIMIT, which enables its holders an unlimited number of visits to the Zoo during one year. The non-transferable pass returns savings after the sixth, respectively seventh visit. Its owners need to present their identity card at the Zoo entrance at the turnstile marked NO LIMIT. This extraordinarily favourable ticket costs 1,350 CZK for adults, 850 CZK for children and 3,500 for families. You can buy it at the ticket office or at the new e-shop here.
Prague Zoo also has launched its newly designed website. The website became available to the public on September 28th at 6 pm, as the Zoo entered the autumn season.