About the zoo

About the zoo

Precious few places evoke the same emotions as zoos. The exotic animals, their beautiful babies and the brave keepers taking care of them… Well, we can let you in on a secret: working at the zoo is as great as most of people think! Should you want to learn more about the zoo, its history and people, you are in the right place.

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There is more to the zoo than cute animals, it also employs a vast team of people always on hand to see after the creatures and visitors. Should you have anything noteworthy or interesting to tell us, then feel free to phone or send an email.


The past and present

The past and present

Covering an area of 6.5 hectares, the zoological garden was formally opened to the public on 9th May 1946. Josef Fabián was the zoo's first manager and the museum curator at this time, holding these posts from 1946 to 1953. Surprisingly, all the cages and enclosures had to be constructed by zoo personnel, particularly during the first few decades in the zoo's history. Most significantly, an old greenhouse for palm trees was transformed into the Tropical House, housing primates, birds, and Rémus, the first lion at Dvůr Králové.

The past and present

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Crowd-Raising Campaign Launched To Raise Money for IVF Techniques for Northern White Rhinos

Ol Pejeta Conservancy and Dvůr Králové Zoo launch a joint Go Fund Me campaign to #makearhino: www.gofundme.com/makearhino

The team aims to raise ?0.5m ($0.8m) to develop the IVF techniques needed for a new generation of northern white rhino to be born.

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