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.
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 :-)
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.