NOTE: The official dinner has been removed from the program, in favour
for a longer time for an exchange and a guided tour. Zoo Praha has
numerous places where you can eat well. So everyone can choose a place
and time and company to eat dinner without any time restrictions.
SATURDAY (September 10th)
7:00 (exchange session) – starting from this hour the gates to reach the
Education Centre by car will be opened and will remain so until 9.00. It
is possible to drive up very close to the Education Centre but after
unloading, all cars must be moved back into the car park before 9:00. Of
course the same gates and way can be used by all participants without a
car, with theirs own trolleys or without. The participants can also
enter the zoo through the main visitors entrance. As many years of
experience have taught us, there is no point in setting an official
start time for an exchange session. Just first come - first served!
Between 9:00-10:00 – very possibly visit of director Miroslav Bobek with
a short welcome speech. Immediately after with director M.Bobek we will
go out to take a group photo (the place is not yet determined, but
probably close to the Education Centre).
12:30 – end of the exchange session.
12:30-14.30 – so called free time. At that time the zoo, especially
around the educational center, is crowded with visitors. So it will not
be possible to drive a car to collect the heavy boxes. Most likely there
will be 1 or 2 electric carts with drivers available for us, to help us
move all our belongings to the car park. But there is a possibility to
leave your boxes and/or other luggage at education center until Sunday
noon! But no cars will be allowed on Sunday! As there is no official
dinner this time can be used to have a dinner on your own.
14:30-18:00 – the guided tour(s). Meeting point right by the Education
Centre. Unfortunately there will be no German speaking guide. And
unfortunately the previously announced tour of the new gorilla pavilion
is not 100% certain. Prague Zoo will soon have two new gorillas (male
from Schmiding and female from Cabarceno) who will establish a new
breeding group. The decision will be made after the introduction of
these new gorillas into the pavilion.
auction will be held at the Education Centre (the same place as the
morning exchange). The money will go to the Save the Tasmanian Devil
Appeal. A short presentation of the project is planned. The bidding will
go on in € - but the payment can be made also in CZK (1 € = 25 CZK). Each
participant will have their own individual number on the back of the ID
tag – so the person who makes notes will not need to know you by names.
SUNDAY (September 11th)
We can see pangolins! We received a permission from director M.Bobek.
Officially pangolins are fed from 8:30, with the lights on. At 9:00 the
lights are switched to the night mode. The corridor at the pangolins
exhibit is narrow, so the whole group (60 or even only 40 people) will
not fit at one time. So already now, I am calling for a calm and
disciplined behavior so everyone can see the pangolins. Meeting at the
main visitors entrance to the zoo Sunday (September 10) at 8:00.
Unofficial farewell meeting - those who would like to, can meet around
12:00-13:00 at Ocean Restaurant for unofficial farewell.
ADDITIONAL IMPORTANT NOTES
The cost of the participation is 30 € (750 CZK). The price includes:
catering during exchange session and auction, preparation of ID badges
and printing the group photo, which will be delivered to all
participants during evening auction. The parking fee is not included!
Payment upon registration in cash – 30€ or 750 CZK.
For ALL seniors 65+ - all means of transport in Prague (trams, buses and
metro) are free!
THERE IS NO ANY OFFICIAL APPLICATION FORM. JUST SIMPLY SEND ME EMAIL
WITH YOUR NAME , COUNTRY AND IF YOU NEED A TABLE.
Individual ID badges will be prepared for all registered participants.
The ID badges will authorize you to enter the zoo. They will be
available for pick-up on Friday (September 9th) noon at the Information
Centre by the main entrance. Or of course on Saturday morning at the
registration desk. Free entry will be valid starting Friday at noon,
through Saturday and Sunday.
If you decide to participate in the last minute, you can come even
without registration. We'll make it somehow.
See you soon!
Klara Pokorna (at Prague Zoo) -
Leszek Solski (at Wroclaw Zoo) -