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The keepers will know the sex of the newly born Chacoan peccary piglet in about three weeks. In the meantime, the parents are taking good care of it and visitors can see it most of the day with the whole group in the outdoor enclosure. Author: Petr Hamerník, Prague Zoo

Exactly 272 new-borns have seen the light of day in Prague Zoo since the beginning of this year. Currently, many of the 82 mammal, bird and reptile species can be seen in the outdoor exhibitions. Among the more interesting of the latest additions are the South American tapir, the Chacoan peccary and the red-crowned cranes.

The new book “Vultures in the hotel Continental and other notes of a zoo director” by Prague Zoo’s director, Miroslav Bobek

The new book by Prague Zoo’s director, Miroslav Bobek, has just been published in English.

Photo: Miroslav Bobek, Prague Zoo

On Monday afternoon, we released four Przewalski's horse mares into the almost twenty-hectare enclosure at Prague’s Dívčí hrady. Shortly after, when I saw two of them on the horizon with Prague’s Pankrác district in the background, I felt like I was in Nairobi National Park, where the high-rise buildings of the Kenyan...

Photo: Miroslav Bobek, Prague Zoo

On April 19th, 2021, the almost twenty-hectare plain at Prague’s Dívčí hrady became the new home to Przewalski’s horses. The Prague Zoo staff transported the first four mares from the breeding station in Dolní Dobřejov. They will be joined by a stallion in due time.

Photo: Miroslav Bobek, Prague Zoo

There are just a few days to go until the moment when Przewalski's horses will be running around the fenced in plain of Prague’s Dívčí hrady. As they do so they will not only bring back the history of this exceptional site and make it more attractive, but their grazing should also contribute to the return of some native...

On Friday, 9 April, Prague Zoo’s veterinarian, Dr Roman Vodička and his colleagues, medical doctors and Petmedic employees, fought for the life of Bikira, our female gorilla.

Zookeeper Aneta Kratochvílová. Photo: Oliver Le Que, Prague Zoo

173 out of 365 days without visitors! In its entire history, Prague Zoo has never been closed for so long. A new photo publication, prepared by Miroslav Bobek, Petr Hamerník and the team, captures the period from the beginning of March 2020 to the end of February 2021, when Prague Zoo had to lock its gates for almost half of...

Brazilian merganser, photo: Zooparque Itatiba

Even a single electricity generator can increase the chances of a critically endangered species’ survival. This is not some theoretical example, but a cold, hard fact. Last year, we financed just such a generator at Brazil’s Itatiba Zoo.

Kamba. Photo: Miroslav Bobek, Prague Zoo

When I arrived at the visitor area of the gorilla pavilion last Sunday, Kamba had just gotten to her feet, she took a few steps forward, picked up a fresh twig, and started nibbling on it. A weight fell from my shoulders. It meant that she was much better than she had been in the previous days.

Except for Richard, the results were negative in the other gorillas (with the exception of Ajabu, whose results are not yet available). Photo: Petr Hamerník, Prague Zoo

As we reported on Thursday (February 25th, 2021), testing performed on fecal samples showed that three animals were positive for COVID-19. These were the Asian lions, Jamvan and Suchi, and the male gorilla, Richard. Their symptoms were mild, manifested in the lions with a cold, respiratory coughing; in Richard’s case it...