Land of Wild Horses

17. 10. 2017 – 3. 12. 2017

A Land of Wild Horses is showcasing twelve photographers from 17 October 2017 in the Czech Photo Centre’s small exhibition hall. In the exhibition organised by Prague Zoological Garden, you can see the work of these photographers: Petr Josek, Marián Polák, Petr Jan Juračka, Václav Šilha, David W Černý, Khalil Baalbaki, Filip Singer, Michal Sváček, Pavel Otevřel, Petr David Josek, Miroslav Bobek and Evžen Kůs.

Key information

Title: Země divokých koní (A Land of Wild Horses)
Venue: Czech Photo Centre Small Exhibition Hall
Exhibition dates: 17 October – 3 December 2017 (every day except Monday)
Opening hours: Tue – Fri: 11am – 6pm / Sat – Sun: 10am – 6pm

Zoo Praha can boast of having made a significant contribution to saving the Przewalski’s horse from extinction in the past, and since 1959 it has kept the species’ studbook. Since 2011, it has organised the transport of these wild horses from European zoos to their original home in western Mongolia in co-operation with the Army of the Czech Republic. To the present day, it has transported twenty-seven horses, and another four were transported using a special domestic flight in 2016.

Our assistance, however, is not limited just to the transport of these horses; along with other organisations we help in other ways too. In 2013, we helped renovate the hospital in the village of Bij, drill a 140 metre deep well in Takhin Tal, establish an environmental club for children and secure equipment for guards in the Great Gobi B Strictly Protected Area.

Leading photographers have accompanied all transportations made. It is from their shots, along with pictures taken by Prague Zoo employees, that we have put together this exhibition. We hope we have managed to lift the curtains to reveal this still little-known yet fascinating country.

Profits from the auction and sale of photographs exhibited here will be returned to Mongolia.