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The mantled guerezas carefully investigated all the elements of the outdoor enclosure. Photo Oliver Le Que, Prague Zoo

Mantled guerezas are trying out the grass enclosure, De Brazza’s monkeys are exploring the indoor exhibit - the individual inhabitants of Prague Zoo’s new gorilla house are making themselves at home.

Shinda and Kamba as they first enter the indoor exhibition of their new pavilion. Photo Petr Hamerník, Prague Zoo

Following a successful move, the quartet of gorillas are settling down in Prague Zoo’s new pavilion. The females Kijivu, Kamba and Shinda, together with the young male Ajabu, have been living in the indoor exhibit for several days.

This year the 250th Przewalski’s horse foal was born on 3 May to the stallion Len and the mare Tania in Prague Zoo’s breeding station in Dolní Dobřejov. Photo Oliver Le Que, Prague Zoo

Prague Zoo welcomed the 250th Przewalski's horse foal. The young stallion was born in May in the zoo’s breeding station in Dolní Dobřejov. It is fitting as this is also the 30th anniversary of the first ever transport of wild horses from Europe to Mongolia. The next stage of their return to the wild - for the first time to...

In Mongolia the Przewalski’s are having foal after foal. Pictured here is the stallion Hustai with this year's foal of the mare Spina. She was transported to Gobi B in June 2019. Hustai also flew on a Czech army plane during the intra-Mongolian transport in 2016.Photo: SPA Great Gobi B

As soon as we arrived in Ulaanbaatar, the director of the Great Gobi B Protected Area, our long-time collaborator, Ganbaatar, gave me the best news I have heard since our transports of Przewalski’s horses started in 2012. A third-generation foal has just been born in this reserve in western Mongolia! In 2012, we transported...

The first offspring of the new breeding pair of maned wolves – Luna, a two-year-old female, and Váňa, a three-year-old male - are already romping around in front of visitors. Photo Petr Hamerník, Prague Zoo

The young penguins are learning to swim, the wolf triplets are starting to venture further from the den, the guanaco was born right in front of the visitors. Prague Zoo is full of youngsters and not just from these well-known and popular species, but also some of the highly endangered ones that are crucial for breeding – the...

As of this afternoon, visitors to Prague Zoo can admire a pair of Chinese pangolins. Pictured here is the male Guo Bao. Photo Petr Hamerník, Prague Zoo

The first “Czech” pangolins were officially presented on Sunday afternoon at Prague Zoo. Following a month-long quarantine, the pair, imported from Taiwan, is finally on display in the nocturnal exhibition of the Indonesian Jungle Pavilion. The pangolins were welcomed not only by Prague Zoo’s director, Miroslav Bobek, but...

It has been possible to see the orange-breasted fig parrot at Prague Zoo since the last week of April. Photo Petr Hamerník, Prague Zoo

A European exception - four species of colourful fig parrots are now on display at Prague Zoo. Nowhere else on the old continent can visitors see so many species of fig parrots. Large fig parrots, Edward’s fig parrots and now also orange-breasted fig parrots inhabit the outdoor aviaries on the Parrot Trail. The Salvadori’s...

Photo: Miroslav Bobek, Prague Zoo

I’m trying to recall how many times I came across a trace of Czechia in Central Africa. Not many. Probably the one that stuck in my mind the most was a dilapidated Zetor tractor in the depths of the Congo. But recently, in Cameroon, a completely different Czech trace surfaced in front of me.

Besides the unmistakable giraffes, Prague Zoo’s African Savannah is also inhabited by Grevy’s zebras - the largest of all zebras, characterized by their thick and close-set stripes. Photo Oliver Le Que, Prague Zoo

With the advent of spring, Prague Zoo’s large African enclosure has welcomed its usual seasonal inhabitants. Sable antelopes, blesboks, beisa oryx and nearly two dozen lechwe – as of Thursday they have all been roaming the grassy meadow near the African House. On Friday morning, they were joined by one of Africa’s most...

Mountain pygmy possum (Burramys parvus) in the breeding centre in Lithgow, Australia. Photo by Miroslav Bobek, Prague Zoo

The mountain pygmy possum is one of Australia's most endangered marsupials. Its situation was exacerbated by extensive bushfires at the turn of 2019 and 2020. To help the animals affected by these bushfires, the Czech public gradually sent more than 23 million Czech crowns to the Prague Zoo donation account – and using these...