At the end of this week, visitors to the Prague Zoo will see a pair of short-tailed legumes for the first time. They arrived from the Taipei Zoo in Taiwan in mid-April and their mandatory post-import quarantine will end on Saturday. The public will be introduced on Sunday, May 15 after 2 p.m.
“Nutcrackers are bred really rarely, we are now one of only two zoos in Europe to keep them,” attracts the unique inhabitants of the night exposition of the Indonesian jungle, the director of the Prague Zoo Miroslav Bobek. “But we didn’t want to be able to show visitors an animal that others don’t have. We would like to draw your attention to the uniqueness of legumes and, above all, we want to jeopardize their threat. Unfortunately, due to their flesh and especially their scales, they are the most illegally traded mammals in the world, and their presence at the Prague Zoo should help us to contribute even more to their protection than before. ”
The actual presentation of the legumes will be preceded on Sunday by a program, the main part of which will take place from 2 pm at the entrance to the Indonesian Jungle Pavilion. It will be opened by a dance performance by the Czech-Indonesian group Kintari. This will be followed by interviews with the director of the Prague Zoo, Miroslav Bobek, and the mayor of the capital. m by Zdeněk Hřib and his deputy Petr Hlubuček. Afterwards, the head of the breeder, David Vala, introduces the complexity of lunar breeding and, with the help of well-known chefs Roman Paulus and Marek Fichtner, demonstrates the preparation of a special feed porridge for legumes, the main component being bee larvae. However, some surprises are prepared for the participants of this event. Before 3 pm, they all move to the Indonesian Jungle night exhibition, where the first public feeding of both legumes is produced.
In addition to this main event, an accompanying program will take place at the Training Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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We invite you to a lecture dedicated to legumes. The lecturer will be the curator of mammal breeding RNDr. Pavel Brandl, Ph.D.