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  When I was nine or ten, I got a paperback book with a white cover. It was written by John Crompton and was called The Life of a Spider. I read it repeatedly at primary school, but I even browsed through it at university, just before my exam under Professor Buchar. Not that I learnt from it, not at all, but thanks to the...

In a competition of hundreds of top zoos from all over the world, Prague Zoo reached the Top Five. The information is based on visitors' reviews and ratings at global travel portal TripAdvisor. This is the third time in a row Prague Zoo has reached a high position.

You can now contribute to the conservation of four endangered species - the Przewalski’s horse, the western lowland gorilla, the gharial or the Laotian rock rat – by using our unique kiosks with touch screens that have an integrated payment function. Prague Zoo is the first zoo in the world to operate such devices. There are...

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...

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.