Giraffes in Prague

A Masai giraffe called Lenka was the first giraffe in Prague Zoo and was brought directly from Africa in 1954. Since then, several other giraffe subspecies have been bred in the zoo. However, only Northern Nubian giraffes (including the genetically identical formerly recognised Rothschild’s giraffe) have been bred in Prague Zoo since the 1970s.


Family celebrations

The giraffes have a large indoor area, several hectares of outdoor enclosure and sunny courtyards for during the winter in the African House pavilion. Meetings will take place at the giraffe enclosure every hour. There will also be a special ‘giraffe family’ competition where the tallest family will be rewarded with giraffe-themed gifts.


Elephant christening

A christening of two baby Indian elephants will take place on Sunday. These two elephants were born during the quarantine, and visitors can see them already on nice days in the Elephants Valley. Competitions and meetings at the elephant enclosure will be organised for both young and older visitors, along with other activities such as a special programme in the zoo’s paper mill, where paper is made from elephant dung.


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