Prague Zoo has been keeping tayras since 2004, the first successful breeding of this species was in 2011 and it was the first tayra cub to be born in the Czech Republic. The photo shows one of the females. Author: Petr Hamerník, Prague Zoo

\Visitors to Prague Zoo can now observe four small additions in the tayra enclosure. Only two European zoos have reproduced this charming marten-like carnivora in the last year.

Male Chinese pangolin Gun Bao. Photo: Taipei Zoo

Just as with many of our other plans, the covid-19 pandemic complicated and delayed the pangolins’ arrival to Prague Zoo. But now we know we’ll be able to welcome them at the end of March, when a pair of Chinese pangolins (Manis pentadactyla) will arrive from Taipei Zoo: a female, Run Hou Tang, and a male, Gun Bao.

Photo: Petr Hamerník, Prague Zoo

On Saturday, November 6th, the traditional celebration of Diwali, the Indian festival of lights, will take place at Prague Zoo. Visitors will be able to join a lantern procession through the darkened zoo from 5pm. This will end at about 5.45pm with a light show in Elephant Valley, in front of the Gulab restaurant. Anyone who...

Lilly’s older infant is already curiously exploring its surroundings and the keepers say it sometimes tries to touch the objects in the run to find out what they are. Photo: Oliver Le Que, Prague Zoo

Visitors can observe the recently born baby squirrel monkeys in the Water World and Monkey Islands exhibition. The group of common squirrel monkeys at Prague Zoo now has fifteen members.

Photo: Petr Hamerník, Prague Zoo

I spent my very first weekend as Prague Zoo’s director in the office. During that weekend I also wrote down ten points where I tried to define what our future approach to nature conservation projects for endangered species would be. These were and still are one of my priorities. Based on this document, we then started to...

Historically, this is only the sixth time that the world's greatest accolade for zoos has been awarded. The WAZA Conservation Award went to Zoo Prague for its Return of the Wild Horses project. Photo: Petr Hamerník, Prague Zoo

As of today, Prague Zoo is the holder of the highest award from the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums, the WAZA Conservation Award. It received it for the Return of the Wild Horses project and for its long-standing contribution to the efforts to conserve the Przewalski's horse. This is only the sixth time that the...

Photo: Miroslav Bobek, Prague Zoo

Prior to my last trip to Cameroon, one of the things I noted was that we should find out more about African palm weevils and their production. I wrote about them here a while ago: almost as thick as a finger and sometimes two index finger phalanges long, the larvae of Rhynchophorus phoenicis are a popular delicacy in some...

The first ever red panda twins to be born at Prague Zoo are a male and a female. Visitors can see them in the outdoor enclosure as they move around together with their mother, mostly in the morning and around noon. Author: Oliver Le Que, Prague Zoo

Visitors to Prague Zoo can now see the two rare additions to the red panda exhibit near the main entrance to the zoo. The four-month-old twins have just started to move around the outdoor enclosure on their own.

The Return of the Wild Horses conservation programme is one of Prague Zoo’s proudest achievements. The return of Przewalski's horses to the wilds of Mongolia began exactly ten years ago after uncommonly bad weather caused the death of a large part of the local population. We spoke to Miroslav Bobek, Director of Prague Zoo,...

Griffon vulture and Egyptian vulture in the “Grand Restaurant Potočnica”. Photo: Miroslav Bobek, Prague Zoo

During our trip to the Eastern Rhodopes, we received news that the restaurant we intended to visit was very well stocked. Although none of the pastoralists or any of the surrounding villages had any fallen livestock to give, the abundance of offal from the nearest abattoir was more than enough to replace them. I should point out...