We celebrated on 7 December 2013 the eleventh birthday party of African Elephant bull Kito. Zoo employees of the nutrition and zoology department prepared a birthday (fruit-vegetables) cake for Kito´s enrichment. He was born on 6th December 2002 in Colchester Zoo in England; his mother Tanya (wild caught) delivered him after artificial insemination by semen of an elephant bull Tembo (wild caught in Zambia). When transported from Colchester Zoo (June 2009) he weighed 2450 kg, now he weighs about 4 550 kilograms. Two females (Umbu-32 years, Sally-31 years) helped Kito with eating the birthday cake :-)
Open from 9 a.m to 4 p.m. - from 20. December even till 7 p.m.1
During December and January, around Christmas time, the zoo is decorated beautifully and lit up in the evenings. You may visit all tropical animal houses and then you should feel the chill. Opening hours remain regular, and you can even benefit from discounted entrance fees.
1 Christmas Day/New Year’s Eve: Open up to 4 p.m. only.
A good Chrismas clean-up at the Dvur Kralove Zoo, Czech Republic (a funny video by Alice Rysava):
We will celebrate on 10 November 2013 the third birthday party of orang utan baby.
Employee of the nutrition and zoology department and basic schools leaded by Mgr. Jana Rehorova 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 pavilion together with her mother.
August Dvur Kralove Zoo celebrated a double birthday parties of Bornean orangutans - female Satu and her baby Dewi.
Lion talk and feeding took place at the Lion House as well on August 31. Lion male Brahma and female Avani ate chunks of meat in front of visitors´ eyes. We talked about threats to lions in the wild, too.
2,500 animals in the area of 60 hectares ZOO – Animal exhibits available all the year round, tropical animal houses, a restaurant and refreshment sites, children playgrounds, a picnic zone MZUNGU SAFARI - A walking trail starting at the Gorilla House and leading through the largest herd of giraffes, zebras & antelopes and across the rhino zone to view the scenery of panoramic enclosures and the Lion Hill AFRICA EXPRESS - A guided safari tour using a sight-seeing train SAFARIBUS - After making it through MZUNGU SAFARI, have some rest and enjoy a guided safari ride using our special bus SAFARI BY CAR - Discover African animals from the comfort of your own vehicle
Dvur Kralove Zoo has prepared a Christmas present for all visitors – on Christmas Eve (24.12.) and New Year (1.1.) entrance to the zoo only for 1 CZK. Also, from 20.12.2012 till 6.1.2013 there will be a special discount to all entrance fee.
Come and experience Christmas mood in our zoo. You will see not only animals playing in the snow but also beautiful Christmas decoration of entire zoo. The Christmas in Dvur Kralove Zoo will last from 1.12.2012 till 6.1.2013. The zoo is opened daily from 9:00 AM.