Artificial techniques of reproduction could provide the last chance of survival for the most endangered mammal in the world – the northern white rhino. This conclusion from veterinary experts comes as a much-needed ray of hope to those involved in the conservation of the animals, both in Europe, the United States, and in Kenya – where three of the worlds last remaining six now live.
Birthday party for a 4-year old orangutan baby Indah-Tessa
We will celebrate on 15 November 2014 the fourth birthday party of orang utan baby. Zoo staff will prepare a fruit cake, present and enrichment for birthday female Tessa. She was born on 13th November 2010; her mother ‘s name is Zaneta. She is living in the World of Birds house together with her mother. The event will be held as a part of Orangutan Caring Week campaign of Orang Utan Republic Foundation in cooperation with numerous associations. The aim of the campaign is to inform general public about destruction of rain forests – natural habitat of both orang utan species – which can lead to their quick extinction.
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of one of our northern white rhinos, Suni. He was one of the four northern whites residing on the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Kenya. He was born 34 years ago at the Dvur Kralove Zoo as the first-ever northern white rhino to be born in captivity. Together with one other male and two females, he was translocated from our zoo to the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in 2009.
On 21st September, just a day before the WorldRhinoDay, Dvur Kralove Zoo and the Czech Republic burned over 50 kilograms of rhino horn. Most of it belonged to the zoo, two horns were from confiscated stock. At the same time, the Slovak Republic destroyed confiscated horns in Zoo Bojnice. This is the first destruction of confiscated rhino horns in Europe. Zoos and reserves in Great Britain, Kenya, Poland, Estonia, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Singapore and France joined the appeal as well.
On 21st September, the authorities of the Czech and Slovak Republic will burn their stockpiles of seized rhino horn during a campaign that will see appeals aimed at deterring consumers from using rhino horn in a number of zoos and reserves on three continents. The major fire will take place in the Dvur Kralove Zoo, Czech Republic, where close to 70 kilograms of rhino horn will be ignited by a legenadry conservationist Tony Fitzjohn. The appeal is supported by many conservation heroes, including Jane Goodall, Richard Leakey and Ian Craig.
The Dvur Kralove Zoo is to donate its young black rhino female Eliska to the Mkomazi Rhino Sanctuary in the Mkomazi National Park in Tanzania. The agreement has been made by the zoo director Premysl Rabas and renowned conservationist Tony Fitzjohn who runs Mkomazi Rhino Sanctuary. Eliska will be transferred to the same sanctuary to which three black rhinos were shipped from the zoo in 2009.