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Two Ural Owls, which are the largest Czech owls, travelled from Prague Zoo to Austria. They will help to  preserve local wild population which has significantly decreased. During previous years Prague Zoo repeatedly released Ural Owls also to the wild forests of Šumava.

Prague zoo has managed to obtain two females of Southern Lesser Galagos  from New York. The transportation, which is important for the entire European breeding of these cute primates, was until the last moment endangered by the strong freeze in the USA.

The popular evening tours around the Prague Zoo started again. They take place every Friday and Saturday in January at 5.30 p.m. and 6 p.m. The first one is  dedicated especially to children, and the tour guide adapts the narration to suit their needs.

The high-water that hit Prague Zoo in the first June days flooded the lower part of its area , but fortunately  it hadn’t reach the level of 2002 floods,  therefore the damage was not so big.

The festive programme at Prague Zoo will be launched on Saturday, 30th November, with the lighting of the Christmas tree and will finish on New Year, when the commented animal feeding takes place. This year, visitors have a new option to take a Bethlehem light from the Zoo.

Sita is lovingly cared by most of the member of the herd. Photo: Tomáš Adamec, Zoo Praha

The male elephant Mekong has got some issues with his females that kind of surprise him by their behaviour. It is, however, expected that he should become a father.

An exceptionally valuable brown hyena is settling down in a pen near the Elephant Valley. Prague Zoo thus attempts to renew the once world-renowned breeding of this animal species.

umpkin Feast and Animal Symbols in Prague Zoo, photo Tomas Adamec

Prague Zoo has prepared an interesting programme for the upcoming weekend. On Sunday, there will be a pumpkin feast with pumpkins of all shapes and sizes. On Monday, visitors will be acquainted with animals and their symbolism in state emblems and crests.

Prague Zoo joined the rank of 34 companies that were awarded the Superbrand title. Apart from the Zoo, the title boasts such brands as Amazon.com, UNICEF, The New York Times or Rolex.

During the Jubilee ceremony celebrating its 82nd  anniversary, Prague Zoo received a gift of historic significance: the Vice Mayor of Prague Jiří Vávra unveiled to the public the results of an analysis of how flood protection measures at the Zoo would affect the Vltava River water levels. According to this analysis, it is...