“Wombats are relatively rare in Europe. The Prague Zoo is the first Czech and eighth European facility to keep this interesting marsupial, ”said Miroslav Bobek, the director of the capital’s zoo.
The Prague Zoo is planning to focus for breeding Tasmanian wombats. The male Cooper, who was born at the Erlebnis-Zoo in Hanover, will be joined by a female. She will arrive in Prague directly from Tasmania. However, due to the pandemic situation in the world, it is currently not possible to determine when the transport is produced, the gardens in Troja told ČTK today.
Homeland The common wombata is particularly the southern and eastern part of Australia and Tasmania. Today, three species of wombats live. The Tasmanian subspecies, together with the Prague Zoo, now breeds a total of eight zoos in Europe. The continental subspecies of vombata in general can be admired by people in two European gardens.
The Prague Zoo opened the Darwin Crater exhibition in 2020. It is an exhibition of Australian and Tasmanian fauna. The exhibition complex now inhabits about twenty species of animals, including four bear devils, which the zoo acquired from Tasmania. The construction cost 78 million crowns.
In 2021, the Prague Zoo, which is a contributory organization of the capital, was visited by 962,987 visitors, ie about 110,000 more than the year before. In 2019, before the coronavirus pandemic, attendance was about half a million higher. According to the zoo’s management, visitors were affected by the fact that the garden area was completely closed to visitors due to government action against the spread of the covidem-19 disease in the first 101 days of 2021, and had to deal with various restrictions in the following weeks and months. The decrease in visitors was due to the absence of foreign tourists in the metropolis, as representatives of the zoo added. In 2020, the garden was closed for 114 days due to a pandemic.
Tasmanian devils or bear devils in the Darwin Crater exhibition at the Prague Zoo.
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