Mbama is just under three hundred kilometres from Yaoundé. Whereas in the capital the bushmeat vendors threw stones at me, in Mbama people were willing to be photographed with the pangolins... Photo: Miroslav Bobek, Prague Zoo

For the first time in more than a year and a half, we visited Cameroon during the holidays. It was undoubtedly a rewarding trip, not least because at the end of it I signed a memorandum with the Cameroonian Minister of Forests and Fauna, Mr. Jules Ndoret Ndongo. This is a very significant step in the continued development of the...

Visitors to Prague Zoo now have the opportunity to observe its inhabitants after dark using advanced technology that many have seen only in action films. Author: Petr Hamerník, Prague Zoo.

Now visitors can come to Prague Zoo after dark and observe the animal world through the most advanced equipment, some of which is used, for example, by the army. The zoo’s fans can now visit the grounds at a time when the daytime animals are seeking shelter and the crepuscular and nocturnal animals come out. The new experience...

Both red panda cubs are doing very well at Prague Zoo. So far, the zoo has successfully bred two males, Akim and Flin. Pat, a male red panda, is the father of all the cubs. Author: Tereza Mrhálková, Prague Zoo.

Any day now, the keepers expect the two recently born red panda cubs to start moving around the outdoor enclosure on their own. The twins will be almost three months old. For the time being, they are staying in the den where their mother comes to nurse them regularly. These first photos of one of the cubs were taken in the den.

This baby short-beaked echidna hatched in Prague Zoo in early April. Unlike other mammals, the echidna hatches from eggs about the size of a hazelnut or a bean. The puggle’s spines become increasingly prominent and it gains weight rapidly, it currently weighs 770 grams. Author: Václav Šilha, Prague Zoo

For the first time since hatching, visitors will have the opportunity to observe the first ever short-beaked echidna puggle to be bred at Prague Zoo. The little echidna now weighs 770 grams, and the next weighing will be open to the public. The puggle is 143 days old, is doing very well and is being regularly nursed by its mother.

The Prague Imps Help Tasmanian Devils project will support the development of a vaccine against Devil Facial Tumour, which threatens Tasmanian devils in the wild. The photo shows Prague Zoo’s director, Miroslav Bobek, with the logo of the Save the Tasmanian Devil Appeal, which will be supported with part of the proceeds from the sale of devil merchandise.: Petr Hamerník, Prague Zoo.

Prague Zoo has presented its latest project to support the Save the Tasmanian Devil Appeal and the development of a vaccine against Devil Facial Tumour, a cancer that threatens Tasmanian devils in the wild. The campaign involves new experiential programmes that visitors can look forward to, including evening devil feedings with...

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,...

Prague Zoo is the only facility outside of Asia that is open to the public and where it is possible to see the northern river terrapin in the flesh. Photo: Miroslav Bobek, Prague Zoo

It is not just one of the rarest and most beautiful terrapins in the world. On top of that, it's a terrapin with a story that has the makings of a Hollywood blockbuster: a shocking revelation, a desperate search, a spy hiding her true identity, intricate talks with superstitious villagers, tragedy, and a hint of a happy ending....

Common European viper. Photo: Václav Šilha, Prague Zoo

Prague Zoo is now displaying four species of snakes commonly found in the Czech Republic in its Terrarium: the grass snake, the dice snake, the smooth snake and the common European viper. This exhibition aims to show the differences between our snakes and to remind us that there is nothing to be afraid of.

The short-beaked echidna puggle at Prague Zoo is exactly 101 days old today. It is doing very well and gaining weight. Author: Miroslav Bobek, Prague Zoo

The first ever short-beaked echidna puggle at Prague Zoo is gaining weight fast. After the last weighing yesterday, it is already more than four hundred grams. For the first time ever, the keepers can monitor the puggle’s development since it hatched, thanks to cameras placed in the burrow.

During Insectivore Weekend at Prague Zoo you can taste and buy various insect delicacies. Photo Petr Hamerník, Prague Zoo

Crickets fried in butter, spicy beetle larvae in garlic, roasted mealworms or grasshoppers in pancake batter – this weekend you can taste all of these at Prague Zoo. The highly popular insect festival will also offer special narrated feedings of the insectivorous animals.