Loading the horses for the first time in Kbely. Then the plane had to almost completely unloaded and loaded again.

Now we’re okay. The mares Tárik, Tara and Spina are taking it easy in the acclimatization enclosure and here, at the base in Takhin Tal, a celebration is being prepared in honour of the ninth Return of the Wild horses. Finally, we can relax, and this time it’s well-earned.

Ali and Minka became the basis of the breeding programme at Prague Zoo in 1932. Photo: Prague Zoo Archive

We commemorate three anniversaries this year: 180 years since the birth of geographer Nikolay M. Przhevalsky, 120 years since the first transport of Przewalski’s horses from Asia to Europe and 60 years since the 1st International Symposium to Conserve Przewalski's Horse, which took place in Prague. All...

Shortly after nine in the evening Tarik, Tara and Spina rushed out of the transport boxes into the acclimatization enclosure. They will spend about a year here. Photo: Miroslav Bobek, Prague Zoo

Despite the difficulties at the start of the transport, which culminated in having to unload one mare, Tania, from the plane just before Tuesday’s take-off from Kbely, we managed to safely transport the three remaining mares to the Great Gobi B Strictly Protected Area. Shortly after nine in the evening Tarik, Tara and Spina...

The exhibition will run until September 24, 2019. Photo: Petr Hamerník, Zoo Praha

This year we commemorate three anniversaries at once, all of which relate to the Przewalski’s Horse: 180 years ago its discoverer, Russian geographer Nikolai Przhevalsky, was born, 120 years have passed since the first Przewalski’s Horses were imported from Central Asia to Europe and it is 60 years since the 1st...

The exhibition of Khalil Baalbaki’s large-format photographs maps the first ride of the new Wandering Bus in Cameroon. On the terrace of the Prague Zoo’s Education Center, the exhibition was held from 3 March to 26 May 2019, and we now offer you its online version.

Pelikáni bílí, kteří v zázemí čekají na cestu za královnou, zatím bílí nejsou - ale to se spraví. Foto Petr Hamerník, Zoo Praha

Sun, Moon and Star are three great white pelicans who will embark on a journey from Prague Zoo to London next Thursday. Their new home will become a small lake in St. James’s Park, which is overlooked by the windows of Buckingham Palace. Sun, Moon and Star will be a de facto gift of the City of Prague to Her Majesty Queen...

Photo: Petr Hamerník, Prague Zoo

It was assumed to have been extinct or wiped out along with the giant sloths and armadillos or mastodons. Its scientific description was based on the remains found during the excavations of pre-Columbian cultures in the Argentinian part of Gran Chaca. That was back in 1930 and its scientific name, Catagonus wagneri, in Czech,...

A king vulture with a ball. Photo: Petr Hamerník, Prague Zoo

Enrichment is a great theme for outdoor communication, which is why Prague Zoo chose it as the central theme for 2019.

European Turtle Dove. Photo: Jiří Hornek

This Saturday is World Migratory Bird Day. From the dozens of Czech migratory bird species, all of which are threatened to a greater or lesser extent, I get to choose one of them today: the European Turtle Dove, Czech Bird 2019.

Samec Jamvan a samice Ginni, foto: Petr Hamerník, Zoo Praha

Naturally, it's bad news. But it does show a sign of hope.