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Prague Zoo’s director, Miroslav Bobek, opening the meeting of the Commission for Reptiles and Amphibians. Photo: Petr Hamerník, Prague Zoo

On Wednesday 22 and Thursday 23 January 2020, the Union of Czech and Slovak Zoological Gardens (UCSZOO) held a meeting of the Commission for Reptiles and Amphibians at Prague Zoo.

The Czech Republic is experiencing an unprecedented wave of solidarity with Australia. Hardly anyone remained indifferent to the fate of its fauna that is being devastated by fires. Czechs are looking for ways to help. Only the Prague Zoo’s collection itself has raised more than eleven million crowns in two weeks!

In no time at all, Prague Zoo has managed to raise a sum to help Australia that has surpassed all expectations. In just three days, 876,608 crowns were collected through the fundraiser announced by the zoo on Monday evening. Another CZK 160,000 comes from the “Three Crowns from Entry” project. All in all, more than one...

You can now contribute to help the Australian fauna threatened by fires by means of Prague Zoo's “We Help Them to Survive” collection.

In connection with the fires in Australia, we would like to draw your attention to the possibility of contributing by means of Prague Zoo’s public collection “We Help Them to Survive”.

Photo: Khalil Baalbaki

Years ago, we got a beautiful fir tree for Christmas. It wasn’t until the tumult of Christmas afternoon that it was lamentably revealed that the tree’s diameter greatly exceeded the diameter of the stand and we had no tool at home to whittle down the trunk. The problem was finally resolved by a machete borrowed from the...

Photo: Khalil Baalbaki

Tying in with this year’s 65th anniversary of the arrival of the first giraffe in Prague Zoo, I posted a small note on social networks as a reminder. The text of the note was originally published in National Policy in 1937. That means it was written seventeen years before the Masai Giraffe named Lenka ended her long journey...

Placing of vultures on an artificial nest in eastern Rhodopes in August 2018. Photo: Sabina Rašková, Prague Zoo

Last year in June Anna, a female Egyptian vulture, was hatched in our zoo. In August, she and another young vulture were transported to the eastern Rhodope Mountains. There, the Bulgarian conservationists placed them in an artificial nest on a high rock cliff to get used to living in freedom. After three weeks, Anna left this...

Jan Sovák’s exhibition captures the atmosphere of The Return of the Wild Horses in the form of sketches and more elaborate paintings.

The Return of the Wild Horses 2019 was celebrated in extraordinary artwork. Jan Sovák, using sketches and more elaborate paintings, captured the events, people and environs associated with transporting the Przewalski’s horses. The exhibition “How Freedom is Returned to Wild Horses: From the Sketchbook of the Painter Jan...

Following the recommendation of the Gorilla EAZA Ex-situ Programme (EEP) of the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA), male Ajabu was castrated on Thursday. The procedure was performed by our veterinarians. Everything went without complication so Ajabu was returned to the group after two hours. There is already a...