ATTENTION! The most important information is that we gave up the
official Sunday trip to Dvur Kralove in favor of staying at Zoo Prague.
I have already received information from many friends that one day (even
including Friday afternoon) to see the entire Prague Zoo is definitely
not enough. Especially that, according to preliminary arrangements, a
special attraction is planned for Sunday morning (see below).
FRIDAY (September 9th)
As previously mentioned, an official ice-breaker is not planned. The
participants can of course meet on their own if they wish.
SATURDAY (September 10th)
7:30 – start of the exchange session at the Education Centre.
From 7:00 until 8:50, it will be possible to drive up very close to the
Education Centre but after unloading, all cars must be moved back into
the car park.
9:00 – a short welcome speech by the director M. Bobek (or any other
9:15 – a group photo (the place is not yet determined, but probably
close to the Education Centre).
12:30-13:30 – end of the exchange session. At that time the zoo,
especially around the Education 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.
14:00 – the guided group tour will start with a joint (for all
participants) visit to the new gorillas’ pavilion. It takes about 5-7
minutes (from Northern Gates) or 10-13 minutes from the main entrance to
get to the new gorillas’ pavilion by foot. After visiting the pavilion,
we will split into 2 or 3 smaller groups. I would like to remind you
that the visit to this pavilion is privileged, as its official opening
is planned for September 28th.
17:30-18:30 – dinner at the Ocean Restaurant. It will be a self-service
buffet and the menu of limited choice is yet to be defined.
18:30-22.00 – auction to be held at the Education Centre. Possibly the
money will go to the Save the Tasmanian Devil Appeal. A short
presentation of the project is planned.
SUNDAY (September 11th)
We can see pangolins! We received a preliminary permission from director
M. Bobek. Officially pangolins are fed from 8:00-8:30, with the lights
on. At 8:30 the lights are switched to the night mode. The corridor at
the pangolins exhibit is very narrow, so the whole group (60 or not even
40 people) will not fit at one time. So now, I am calling for a calm and
disciplined behavior so everyone can see the pangolins. Meeting at the
entrance to the Indonesian Jungle pavilion at around 7:45 (subject to
In addition, there are also talks with Rene Franek, the owner of Chleby
Zoo, about a possible visit to his zoo to see the red-shanked doucs.
Chleby are only 75km away – a one hour drive by car.
ADDITIONAL IMPORTANT NOTES
At the moment the cost of the participation is estimated at 40 € (about
1000 CZK). The price includes all scheduled events, except for the
parking fee. Payment upon registration in cash – 40 € or 1000 CZK.
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 since noon at the Info 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
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.
See you soon! Leszek Solski -