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As of Monday 24 May, we have opened the indoor pavilions with a limit to the number of people – a maximum of 1 person per 15 sqm of indoor public space. Five pavilions are open in all.

Priest and ethnolinguist Maurice Ekoalea Mvolo. Photo: Jocelyn Ewane Aubery

There are about seven thousand languages in the world. However, some estimates suggest that 50–90 % of them could be extinct by the end of the century. So, it is fair make a comparison between endangered languages and endangered species. Moreover, one of the potentially endangered languages is in direct contact with endangered...

The tawny frogmouth. Photo: Miroslav Bobek, Prague Zoo

An analysis of 27,621 bird photos on Instagram has shown that the most aesthetically appealing feathered bird is – the tawny frogmouth.

View of the construction of the outdoor enclosure for the western lowland gorillas. Author: Petr Hamerník, Prague Zoo

When finished, the western lowland gorillas’ new home will be the largest exhibition at Prague Zoo. Since autumn 2019, this 2,500m2 pavilion has been rising in the space next to the giraffe enclosure in the upper part of the grounds. There will also be almost 3,000m2 for outdoor enclosures. Currently, the opening is set for autumn 2022.

Prague Zoo will manage the studbook and become the coordinator of the European ex situ programme for giant tortoises. This is a great recognition of the work Prague Zoo has done in the breeding of these large terrestrial reptiles. Author: Petr Hamerník, Prague Zoo

Prague Zoo has received a huge acknowledgement. It will now lead a brand-new population management programme for the giant tortoise within the framework of the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA). Prague Zoo will thus become the manager of the entire European population of giant tortoises in member zoos. It will also...

Visitors can see the giant tortoises in their indoor and outdoor enclosures until the end of September. They decide for themselves whether to go out to graze in the day and when to return to the indoor pavilion for the night. Author: Petr Hamerník, Prague Zoo

For the first time since last October, the giant tortoises have returned to their outdoor enclosure. Finally, visitors to Prague Zoo can observe these popular reptiles, as their indoor exposition in the Giant Tortoise Pavilion is still closed to the public. According to the keepers, the tortoises are very excited about opening...

The oldest of the foals, which was born on 16 April, is the only one to move away from its mother and is starting to frolic around the plains of Dobřejov. Photo: Miroslav Bobek, Prague Zoo

The first Przewalski’s horse foal was born in Prague Zoo’s breeding station in Dolní Dobřejov on April 16th. The second one saw the light of day on Saturday. Monday was marked by the birth of no less than two foals! According to the keepers, there are three fillies and one colt.

The keepers will know the sex of the newly born Chacoan peccary piglet in about three weeks. In the meantime, the parents are taking good care of it and visitors can see it most of the day with the whole group in the outdoor enclosure. Author: Petr Hamerník, Prague Zoo

Exactly 272 new-borns have seen the light of day in Prague Zoo since the beginning of this year. Currently, many of the 82 mammal, bird and reptile species can be seen in the outdoor exhibitions. Among the more interesting of the latest additions are the South American tapir, the Chacoan peccary and the red-crowned cranes.

The new book “Vultures in the hotel Continental and other notes of a zoo director” by Prague Zoo’s director, Miroslav Bobek

The new book by Prague Zoo’s director, Miroslav Bobek, has just been published in English.

Photo: Miroslav Bobek, Prague Zoo

On Monday afternoon, we released four Przewalski's horse mares into the almost twenty-hectare enclosure at Prague’s Dívčí hrady. Shortly after, when I saw two of them on the horizon with Prague’s Pankrác district in the background, I felt like I was in Nairobi National Park, where the high-rise buildings of the Kenyan...