The Czech Republic’s youngest well-known director, Ivanna Benešová, and her film crew filmed an episode of the Czech version of the Jackass Show at Protivín Zoo on Monday 8th October. The pleasant young daredevils arrived at the zoo to test the strength of a crocodile’s jaws and the sharpness of an Alligator Snapping Turtle’s bite. They also tested the aggressiveness of Cuban Crocodiles and the white American Alligator. You will be able to see how the whole event turned out on television. We can only confirm that the whole film crew departed with the same number of people it arrived with, thanks to the zoo’s employees who ensured their safety during filming. You can see photographs from the filming here.
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.