In these days, valuable Bitis parviocula of Ethiopia have been exhibited. Our ZOO is the first and the only one in Europe doing so. Bitis species is famous for its mightiness and lovely colours, as well as for its very long teeth and mortally dangerous poison. Next, you can see Bitis arientas, a smaller and colourful form coming from the Lake Nakuru in Kenya, and huge Bitis nasicornis from Uganda.
On 4th – 6th of May we were breeding sixteen crocodile´s babies of gharial (Gavialis gangeticus). It is first rearing in Europe and at the same time is first rearing outside the tropics.
Crocodile Zoo Protivín has great success with breeding endangered and critically endangered crocodile species. The first in Europe Zoo has bred a Cuban crocodile (Crocodylus rhombifer) in homozygous form a Mugger crocodile (Crocodilus palustris).
In the days from 16. 11 to 20. 11. 2015 We attended the fifth Congreso Internacional Tropical Animal Production at the Palacio de Convenciones de la Habana, where we presented our successful breeding of the critically endangered crocodile species.