On the Centenary Day, the 91st year, the zoo opened its doors. The Garden of Intricacy was a ten-year project, as zoo editor Miroslav Bobek called the new pavilion.
In addition to Bobek, Prague Mayor Zdenk Hib, his deputy Jana Plamnkov, owners of the construction of the actor’s pavilion for Zlata Adamovsk and Petr tpnek spoke at the ceremony. Together with them, former national football team player Karel Poborsk, Czech Republic’s Lucie Bl and Minister of Foreign Affairs Jan Lipavsk also celebrated the ceremony.
In addition to the gorillas, including the new male Kisuma and the female Duni, the daughter of the famous Moja, guests from Guerz, Kokodan, Osink and even Kalon, Talapoina and Grandmother have found their homes here.
Last year, visitors to the Prague Zoo could only take the dog to the original pavilion, where the healthy male Richard and the young males Kiburi and Nuru remained. The rest of the gorillas were taken to her new home, where they were hidden from the nest until today. The people were invited again and they could sleep and at the opening ceremony.
I hope that today the gorillas have passed the test and I hope they like it here a lot, said one of the women.
The special program continues throughout the day. People can go on a journey through the Cameroonian forest, shop on an African street, listen to traditional music, learn the basics of the local Koonzime language, make a mask and a frame, and get on a real Toulava bus.
The entire object of the new pavilion was built over the years, the urban planning study was created in 2013. The fight against its construction lasted for six years. The building could thus be closed in 2019. Construction costs were 300 million crowns. To the second pavilion in the zoo lead the lions from the vbhu iraf and from the elephants, a new entrance to the zoo was created here.