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Tom’s joy could not be ignored as he literally cuddled the new toy. Photo: Václav Šilha, Prague Zoo

The polar bears - Tom, Berta and Bora - have received new toys in their exhibit – plastic parasol bases. Tom was the happiest of all as he is the most vigorous bear in the pack, and he and Berta together form a well-coordinated pair. They love playing in the water and, if Berta does not feel like playing, Tom plays with the...

Photo: Václav Šilha, Prague Zoo

Since 2011, Prague Zoo has already carried out five transports of Przewalski horses to western Mongolia from the Czech Republic, in cooperation with the Czech Army. During them, eighteen mares ad one stallion have been transported at a distance of nearly 6000 kilometres, and they have so far become the parents of 15 offspring....

Treat yourself to an evening stroll through Prague Zoo and be gripped by its spellbinding ambience.

On Saturday 23rd April just after the noon Shinda, the Western lowland gorilla female gave birth to her first baby. Shinda is going to turn 25 very soon and when she came to us from Australia in 2001, she had a hormonal contraception implant under her skin. Her inability to have babies was attributed to this very implant whose...

This morning, the one-day-old male elephant, being assisted by the breeders, got acquainted with the first member of the herd, female elephant Tamara. After Tamara, the baby will be gradually introduced also to the other members of the herd in the following days.

This morning, shortly after three o’clock, Janita gave birth to her first baby after 639 days of pregnancy. The birth of the new-born male will be recorded in the history of Prague Zoo because he is the first baby elephant not only born here but also conceived here. His father is Mekong, who conceived the baby before his...

Prague Zoo is celebrating yet another breeding success. On Wednesday the 20th of January, a baby Giant Anteater was born; one of the most bizarre mammals on Earth. For Prague Zoo it is the first baby anteater born in its breeding history. The proud parents are female Ella and male Hannibal, who arrived at the zoo in summer 2014.

The story originated on Chinese news websites but owes its runaway pan-European success to an article in the British Daily Mail – and to its over-the-top headline:
Monster from the deep: Extremely rare giant salamander measuring a whopping 4ft 7in discovered in remote cave in China

Karlo, the male, whose age is estimated to be less than 40 years, already measures an unbelievable 158 cm. Photo: Petr Hamerník, Prague Zoo

Karlo, who lives in the Giant Salamanders' Pavilion which opened last year in Prague Zoo, is probably the largest Chinese Giant Salamander in the world and therefore also the largest amphibian in the Planet. With his length of 158 cm he beats by up to twenty centimetres the Giant Salamander recently discovered near Chongqing...

As a lion born back in India, Jamvan is genetically very valuable to the European breeding efforts. Photo: Miroslav Bobek, Prague Zoo

Prague Zoo is celebrating another major international success. Complex diplomatic negotiations lasting several years have culminated with the arrival of rare lions that come straight from the Indian state of Gujarat.  This means that, after a gap of more than twenty years, Prague Zoo has become the only zoological garden in...