In addition to the projects for protecting endangered species organized by Prague Zoo, the best known being the Return of the Wild Horses and the Wandering Bus, it also supports many others. One of these is the protection of vultures in the Balkans, organized by Green Balkans in Bulgaria. In the past few years funds provided by...

From 1 July, there is a new park and ride area for parking at Povltavská Street. It accommodates up to 260 cars and visitors who leave their car there can use the shuttle service to the gates of Prague Zoo. Parking costs 50 crowns per day and the shuttle service is already included in the price.

Photo: Václav Šilha, Prague Zoo

The seventh Return of the Wild Horses ended successfully. Four more Przewalski’s Horse mares were transported to the Strictly Protected Area of the Great Gobi B in Mongolia by a CASA airplane from the Army of the Czech Republic: Naya, Romy, Chantou and Sarangua. This brings the number of horses transported under the frame of...

On 31 May 2017, a new Visitor’s Code will come into force at Prague Zoo. From the same date, smoking will be prohibited in all areas of our zoological garden. Thank you for understanding and for your compliance with these rules.

Max, the male Indian elephant, really enjoyed his first birthday celebrations at Prague zoo. A large crowd of visitors stood in The Valley of the Elephants to watch Max, in the company of the younger elephant Rudi, enjoy his birthday gifts.

Photo: Miroslav Bobek, Prague Zoo

“Tři sta třicet tři stříbrných křepelek.” The Cameroonian schoolboys laughed as they successfully repeated the Czech tongue-twister after me. We were theirs. Later we handed out decks of cards and began to teach them a modified version of Old Maid. It consisted of pairs of cards depicting animal species that are...

Photo: Miroslav Bobek, Prague Zoo

As I write this column, the plane’s flight attendants are handing out heart-shaped sweets and greetings cards. Happy Valentine’s Day!

Photo: Miroslav Bobek, Zoo Praha

Ganbaatar handed me the keys to his Land Cruiser. The well is not far off, but it’ll better for us to go there by car in this freezing cold.

Photo: Miroslav Bobek, Prague Zoo

The dry road was replaced by ice and the car window slowly began to frost over. A clear sign that, even by Mongolian standards, it was cold outside. Something around minus thirty. Despite that, from behind the wheel Ganbaatar, our Mongolian associate and Director of the Great Gobi B Strictly Protected Area, repeated that this...

A herd of Przewalski’s horses led by the stallion Nomchon. The famous “Prague” mare Zeta is also a part of it. Photo by Miroslav Bobek, Prague Zoo

We had a lot of respect for the journey to the frozen Gobi in January. The reports coming from Mongolia spoke of temperatures falling to minus 50 degrees, and although not directly in the area where we were headed, we made sure we were equipped with the warmest winter clothing possible. It was worth it. Temperatures around 35...