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A baby Asian elephant was born in Prague Zoo. Photo: Petr Hamerník, Prague Zoo

In the early hours of Friday morning an Asian elephant came into the world at Prague Zoo. It is a female and weighs 92 kilograms. She and her mother Tamara are both well. The elephant’s father is Ankhor. Prague Zoo is expecting the birth of a second baby, the female Janita is also pregnant.

One of the most successful videos is that of the gorilla family, especially Richard. Photo: Miroslav Bobek, Prague Zoo

The short videos published on social networks by Prague Zoo’s employees, headed by the director, have received great feedback from the Zoo’s visitors and supporters. The brief videos, shot by mobile phones only, capture different aspects of life in a zoo that is closed to the public. Naturally, they mainly concern animals...

Success for Prague Zoo – rearing Javan green magpies using an adoption by parents method. Photo: Petr Hamerník, Prague Zoo

On Tuesday, February 4, a chick from one of the rarest birds in the world, the Javan green magpie (Cissa thalassina), hatched at Prague Zoo. Although they are experienced parents, they have destroyed several of their previous clutches and even killed their offspring. Javan greens are very sensitive birds and even a slight...

Dear visitors, As of 13 March Prague Zoo will be closed to the public until further notice. Thank you for your understanding. 

Photo: Miroslav Bobek

On Monday, the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress permanently banned the trade and consumption of wild animals. This decision came on the heels of a temporary ban this January. It was made on the day 79,524 people were confirmed to be infected with coronavirus 2019-nCoV and the number of deaths had risen to...

Koalas have become a symbol of the fires currently raging in Australia. In this picture, a young male, Micky, was admitted for treatment at the Healesville Sanctuary in Victoria. Photo: Miroslav Bobek, Prague Zoo

Thanks to the public, CZK 20,000,000 has already been raised in Prague Zoo’s collection account to help Australian fauna! Now we offer you a photo gallery from the state of Victoria, where the first part of the financial aid for koalas, kangaroos and/or endangered corroboree frogs is heading. Other funds will go to the state...

Since Thursday Katerina Seemannova, a Prague Zoo keeper, has also been helping with caring for koalas affected by the fires at the Healesville Sanctuary in Australia. The picture shows an orphan, Micky, who had to have his burnt paws bandaged. Photo: Jiří Bálek, Prague Zoo

Twenty million crowns. That’s the amount collected in just one month during the collection organised by Prague Zoo for the Australian animals affected by the devastating fires. The money now helps injured koalas or kangaroos. In the coming months, the money will also contribute to rescuing all those animal species that, due to...

Prague zoo has reopened again after hurricane Sabine. We’re looking forward to your visit!

Photo: Simon Song, South China Morning Post

I know many people willing to argue passionately that the current Wuhan coronavirus infection originates from a military laboratory. But there’s not a single shred of evidence to support this. On the contrary, even though it was first suspected to have come from snakes, the primary source of the coronavirus infection was bats....

When we started the collection to help the Australian fauna on Monday, January 6th, I expected it to take in the order of tens of thousands of crowns. That is why two and a half days later, I couldn't believe my eyes when I looked at the bank statement. It had CZK 876,000! Almost a million! And then my head just kept spinning...