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Except for Richard, the results were negative in the other gorillas (with the exception of Ajabu, whose results are not yet available). Photo: Petr Hamerník, Prague Zoo

As we reported on Thursday (February 25th, 2021), testing performed on fecal samples showed that three animals were positive for COVID-19. These were the Asian lions, Jamvan and Suchi, and the male gorilla, Richard. Their symptoms were mild, manifested in the lions with a cold, respiratory coughing; in Richard’s case it...

Richard is COVID positive, his symptoms are very mild. Photo: Petr Hamerník, Prague Zoo

Today animal testing using fecal samples showed that the Asian lions Jamvan and Suchi and Richard, the male gorilla, are positive. So far, their symptoms are very mild, the lions seem to have a bit of a cough and a cold, whilst Richard has lost his appetite and is tired.

Crucian carp. Photo: Rostislav Štefánek

The former mill race at Prague Zoo has been emptied for some time and it is now being limed. The aim is to get it ready to be stocked with some native fish, primarily crucian carp. Nowadays, this seemingly ordinary, but in many respects extraordinary fish, is one of the critically endangered species in our country. The project,...

Shot from a video taken on a Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G mobile phone. Photo: Samsung Electronics Czech and Slovak

From one small video shot at the start of the spring closing, the Zoo Shorts project has rapidly developed into something that keeps the zoo open for its visitors, well at least virtually. Keepers took short videos on their phones capturing their wards and giving a behind the...

Photo: Miroslav Bobek, Prague Zoo

Statement from Prague Zoo’s director, Miroslav Bobek, on the birth of a baby Sumatran orangutan:

Khomiin Tal, 2019-06-30 ● Miroslav Bobek ● Canon EOS 5D Mark III, Canon EF 100–400 mm + extender1.4x, ISO 1250, f/9, 1/1250 s

Prague Zoo can take quite a bit of credit for saving the Przewalski’s horse from extinction as well as returning it to its original homeland once its numbers allowed. With this online exhibition we want to share the feeling of gratification we feel when we watch these wild horses in the freedom of the steppes and semi-deserts of Inner Asia.

For many years now millions and millions of pangolins have been trafficked. It took a long time – and who knows if it’s not too late – for work to begin on giving them more effective protection. We are also trying to help with this. We have co-financed the Pangolarium in Laos and we intend to support the creation of a...

Dear visitors, due to a government decision Prague Zoo will be closed to the public from October 9 until further notice. Thank you for your understanding.

Photo: Miroslav Bobek, Prague Zoo

Decades of ongoing efforts to save the Przewalski’s horse and return it to the wild, efforts in which Prague Zoo has played a key role, are gradually coming to fruition. This was confirmed by an analysis recently published in the journal Conservation Letters. The authors of the analysis posed the question ‘How many...

Visitors to Prague Zoo can now see the new male hippopotamus every day in the reconstructed Hippo House. The new filtration unit now allows you to watch the hippos as they move underwater. Author: Khalil Baalbaki, Prague Zoo

One kilometre of pipes, seventy valves, a filtration system that filters 360 cubic metres of water per hour. The reconstructed Hippo House in Prague Zoo hides a small factory. Thanks to the new filtration system we finally managed to have clean water. However, the reopening of the house was not the only celebration at Prague...