Welcome to Zoo Dvůr Králové

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As children, we all probably dreamt of going on adventures into the wild. Those long-ago family trips to zoos are now cherished memories. Now you can experience the mysteries of Africa at Dvůr Králové Zoo without having to travel to far off distant lands.

First, go to the PLANNING A VISIT section and check out the essential information listed there. Then it’s time to gather up friends and family and hit the road. Wonderful experiences that will linger long in the mind await!

Tip from the giraffes: All those wanting to learn more about zoo should head for the ABOUT THE ZOO section, which is crammed with everything you could ever wish to know.

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The zoo is now in the summer season

Good news! This means all of the houses and enclosures throughout the zoo are open to explore, including the attractive summer enclosures and the well-known African Safari. Be sure to check out our experience programmes as well!

To see what happens at other times of the year, click on the links in the top left corner of this page, or go directly to the spring, autumn or winter seasons.

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Photo: Jan Stejskal/ZOO Dvůr Králové

Seeking to Rewind Mammalian Extinction - The Effort to Save the Northern White Rhino

Date: 05.05.2016

In December 2015 an international group of scientists convened in Austria to discuss the imminent extinction of the northern white rhinoceros and the possibility of bringing the species back from brink of extinction. The discussions of this historic meeting appear in the international Journal Zoo Biology. The publication of this work is designed as part of the ongoing effort to raise awareness for the extinction crisis facing rhinos and many other species while also reaching out to the scientific community to share and gather information.

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Photo: Joel Sartore

Reproduction and stem cell researchers set up a rescue plan for Northern White Rhino

Date: 22.12.2015

International scientists set up a rescue plan for the worldwide last three northern white rhinos (Ceratotherium simum cottoni). The goal is to use the remaining three rhinos and tissue samples from already dead individuals to multiply them into a viable self-sustaining population. For this purpose scientists apply recent findings in reproduction and stem cell research.

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Saving the Northern White Rhino - International Rescue Meeting in Vienna

Date: 02.12.2015

An international team of the world’s leading reproductive and genetic experts will meet from 3rd – 6th December, 2015 in Vienna with the purpose of fighting extinction. The meeting, organised by the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (IZW) in Germany, San Diego Zoo Global in the United States, Tiergarten Schönbrunn in Austria and ZOO Dvůr Králové of the Czech Republic will include scientists from four continents. The goal of the meeting will be to setup a master plan to save the northern white rhino, a species on the brink of extinction.

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Open times

Summer season - classical part

9:00 open

close 18:00

Admission price

Adult 195 Kč

Lowered admission 150 Kč

Kids (2 - 4 years of age) 50 Kč

Family admission 660 Kč

Dog 100 Kč

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