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Photo: Miroslav Bobek, Prague Zoo

European ground squirrels were in the news this week thanks to the release of 85 individuals in the Louny region, which took place in the presence of the Prime Minister. But it’s not the first time they’ve been celebrated by the media. For instance, they entered the public consciousness in connection with the deliberations...

Przewalski horses in Khomiin Tal. In this case, two connected harem, one of which lives Cordordula with his descendants. Photo by Miroslav Bobek, Prague Zoo

The cars pushed their way through the sandy terrain, bumping, sinking in and then leaping into the air again, it brought back vivid memories of when I first came here eight years ago.

The Union of Czech and Slovak Zoological Gardens (UCSZOO) has placed several billboards on the roads leading from Prague and Bratislava airports to the respective centres of both cities. They show a dead robin or goldfinch.

BirdLife International estimates that 25 million migratory birds are illegally killed each year in the Mediterranean. The Union of Czech and Slovak Zoological Gardens (UCSZOO) has decided to draw attention to this alarming situation with an outdoor campaign. Photo: Petr Hamerník, Prague Zoo

BirdLife International estimates that 25 million migratory birds are killed illegally every year in the Mediterranean. These include songbirds, waterfowl, turtle doves or birds of prey. They fly over the Mediterranean on their way to and from their nesting places and include “Czechoslovak” species. The Union of Czech and...

In the terrarium next to the Bororo Reserve, Prague Zoo has opened an exposition for the Titicaca Water Frog, remarkable frogs that only live in Lake Titicaca, where they are critically endangered. Photo: Petr Hamerník, Prague Zoo

Prague Zoo has opened an exposition of Titicaca Water Frogs in the terrarium next to the Bororo Reserve. These remarkable frogs only live in Lake Titicaca, where they are critically endangered due to pollution. The tank for these exceptional frogs has a generous size of 3 x 3 x 2 metres and was inspired by the flooded temple...

Loading the horses for the first time in Kbely. Then the plane had to almost completely unloaded and loaded again.

Now we’re okay. The mares Tárik, Tara and Spina are taking it easy in the acclimatization enclosure and here, at the base in Takhin Tal, a celebration is being prepared in honour of the ninth Return of the Wild horses. Finally, we can relax, and this time it’s well-earned.

Ali and Minka became the basis of the breeding programme at Prague Zoo in 1932. Photo: Prague Zoo Archive

We commemorate three anniversaries this year: 180 years since the birth of geographer Nikolay M. Przhevalsky, 120 years since the first transport of Przewalski’s horses from Asia to Europe and 60 years since the 1st International Symposium to Conserve Przewalski's Horse, which took place in Prague. All...

Shortly after nine in the evening Tarik, Tara and Spina rushed out of the transport boxes into the acclimatization enclosure. They will spend about a year here. Photo: Miroslav Bobek, Prague Zoo

Despite the difficulties at the start of the transport, which culminated in having to unload one mare, Tania, from the plane just before Tuesday’s take-off from Kbely, we managed to safely transport the three remaining mares to the Great Gobi B Strictly Protected Area. Shortly after nine in the evening Tarik, Tara and Spina...

The exhibition will run until September 24, 2019. Photo: Petr Hamerník, Zoo Praha

This year we commemorate three anniversaries at once, all of which relate to the Przewalski’s Horse: 180 years ago its discoverer, Russian geographer Nikolai Przhevalsky, was born, 120 years have passed since the first Przewalski’s Horses were imported from Central Asia to Europe and it is 60 years since the 1st...

The exhibition of Khalil Baalbaki’s large-format photographs maps the first ride of the new Wandering Bus in Cameroon. On the terrace of the Prague Zoo’s Education Center, the exhibition was held from 3 March to 26 May 2019, and we now offer you its online version.