Gobi racerunner, photo: Miroslav Bobek, Prague Zoo

We have already three “Przhevalsky’s” in the new Gobi Exhibit – three animal species, which were named after Russian geographer Nikolay Mikhaylovich Przhevalsky (1839–1888). Besides Przewalski’s horse it is Gobi racerunner (Eremias przewalskii) and Przewalski's toadhead agama (Phrynocephalus przewalskii).

A week-old gorilla baby (in the front) and its three-month-old sister Mobi (in the back) in the Prague Zoo. Both babies are thriving as they get excellent care from their mothers and can be seen perfectly from the visitors area. Photo: Miroslav Bobek, Prague Zoo

A second baby Western lowland gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) was born in the Prague Zoo, Czech Republic this year. The 31-year-old experienced mother Kijivu gave birth to the baby last Friday. It is not the first addition to the family lately since Kijivu's 11-year old granddaughter Duni delivered her first born – a female...

Photo: Miroslav Bobek, Prague Zoo

Last Friday I published in a newspaper a photo of the gorilla female Mobi “looking out” for a sibling. By that I meant the baby, which Kijivu was due to give birth any day, if not any second.

Tartar sand boa peeks out of the sand. Photo Miroslav Bobek

Olgoi-khorkhoi – the mythical killing worm from the Gobi Desert – is perhaps better known today in Czech Republic than in Mongolia itself. It happened thanks to Czech enigmologists, who searched for it in local sand dunes. And on top of that, one of them, the late Ivan Mackerle, gave rise to olgoi-khorkhoi‘s world-wide...

he Gobi exhibition (not only) for Převalský's horses was opened by the Prague Zoo on Saturday. During the coming weekend, those interested can get to know it during special guided tours, which start at 2 p.m. both days at the top station of the cable car. Photo by Petr Hamerník, Prague Zoo

The Easter weekend at the Prague Zoo will offer a treasure hunt, free guided tours of the new Gobi exhibit, and an excursion to the Bird Wetlands. There will also be a special meeting with the three-month-old female gorilla Mobi on both weekend days.

The mystical olgoi-khorkhoi was once a great mystery. This is no longer the case; we know the truth about it. Now you can even come and see the animal, which used to be its archetype.

Zleva Konni, Granola and behind Victoria II. Photo: Miroslav Bobek, Prague Zoo

It was constantly below zero in Astana last week. However, it didn’t matter too much because we spent almost all our four-day-long stay there in meetings and negotiations.

Przewalski’s horses run through the landscape of their ancestors in the Great Gobi B Strictly Protected Area in Mongolia. Such a sight will soon be a reality on the Altyn Dala steppe in central Kazakhstan. Photo Miroslav Bobek, Prague Zoo

The first transports of Przewalski’s horses from Europe to Kazakhstan will take place this June in the framework of the project entitled Return of the Wild Horses 2024. 

Photo: Miroslav Bobek, Prague Zoo

I met the Zoos Victoria Director Dr Jenny Gray after almost two years. In the administration building of Melbourne Zoo we talked about what had happened during that time. “And most importantly, after ten years of fruitless searching we found Victorian dragon. It went unobserved for fifty-four years and many considered it...

Foto: Miroslav Bobek, Zoo Praha

Today, on Saturday, February 10, we published the name of the gorilla female, born in Prague Zoo at the very beginning of this year. Sure, I will write it at the end of this text, but first about selecting the name. In fact, this time we proceeded in a completely unconventional way. We asked the children from Cameroonian town...