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.

These are the ninth and tenth piglets to be born at Prague Zoo. At the moment the group of Chacoan peccaries numbers eleven individuals. Author. Petr Hamerník, Zoo

The herd of Chacoan peccaries at Prague Zoo is now looking after two new babies. The birth of each new piglet is great news for European breeding. This prehistoric animal was considered extinct until 1971. Currently, the number in the wild is estimated at several thousand individuals at most and the population is declining,...

Photo: Oliver Le Que, Zoo Praha

Nowadays, visitors to Prague Zoo can see more than six hundred and eighty animal species. After many months, the majority of the pavilions are open and the public can finally see such wonders as the rare parrots in the Rákos’ House or watch Miss Jasmine, the tapir, going about her business in the outdoor areas. Commented...

Foto: Miroslav Bobek, Zoo Praha

In Greek mythology the Echidna was half-woman and half-serpent. This is an excellent choice. Echidnas are very old and at first glance look like a sort of overgrown hedgehog or a small porcupine, however, although they are mammals, they still exhibit a number of reptilian traits, such as the presence of a cloaca, egg-laying and...