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On Thursday, October 19, at 16:00, a ceremonial opening of the Land of the Wild Horses exhibition will take place at the Czech Photo Centre in Nové Butovice. Pictures from world-class travelogue photographers and Prague Zoo staff, who accompanied the transport of Przewalski’s horses to western Mongolia, capture the beauty of...

  In addition to the Przewalski’s horse, Prague Zoo’s activities to protect endangered species in Mongolia have extended to the Mongolian saiga. It is critically endangered and its situation was exacerbated by this year’s epidemic of 'small ruminant plague' or PPR. Less than five thousand individuals survive in the...

  When I was nine or ten, I got a paperback book with a white cover. It was written by John Crompton and was called The Life of a Spider. I read it repeatedly at primary school, but I even browsed through it at university, just before my exam under Professor Buchar. Not that I learnt from it, not at all, but thanks to the...

In a competition of hundreds of top zoos from all over the world, Prague Zoo reached the Top Five. The information is based on visitors' reviews and ratings at global travel portal TripAdvisor. This is the third time in a row Prague Zoo has reached a high position.

In addition to the projects for protecting endangered species organized by Prague Zoo, the best known being the Return of the Wild Horses and the Wandering Bus, it also supports many others. One of these is the protection of vultures in the Balkans, organized by Green Balkans in Bulgaria. In the past few years funds provided by...

From 1 July, there is a new park and ride area for parking at Povltavská Street. It accommodates up to 260 cars and visitors who leave their car there can use the shuttle service to the gates of Prague Zoo. Parking costs 50 crowns per day and the shuttle service is already included in the price.

Photo: Václav Šilha, Prague Zoo

The seventh Return of the Wild Horses ended successfully. Four more Przewalski’s Horse mares were transported to the Strictly Protected Area of the Great Gobi B in Mongolia by a CASA airplane from the Army of the Czech Republic: Naya, Romy, Chantou and Sarangua. This brings the number of horses transported under the frame of...

On 31 May 2017, a new Visitor’s Code will come into force at Prague Zoo. From the same date, smoking will be prohibited in all areas of our zoological garden. Thank you for understanding and for your compliance with these rules.

Max, the male Indian elephant, really enjoyed his first birthday celebrations at Prague zoo. A large crowd of visitors stood in The Valley of the Elephants to watch Max, in the company of the younger elephant Rudi, enjoy his birthday gifts.

Photo: Miroslav Bobek, Prague Zoo

“Tři sta třicet tři stříbrných křepelek.” The Cameroonian schoolboys laughed as they successfully repeated the Czech tongue-twister after me. We were theirs. Later we handed out decks of cards and began to teach them a modified version of Old Maid. It consisted of pairs of cards depicting animal species that are...