Prague Zoo reopens though only higher part accessible

Prague Zoo welcomed visitors again on Wednesday after being forced to close by the deluge. However, only the higher parts of the zoo are open as much of its lower parts – which lie by the River Vltava – have been badly flooded. Keepers moved around 1,000 animals as the flood waters approached and reported no losses. During catastrophic floods in 2002 over 100 of Prague Zoo’s animals were killed, including an elephant and a hippopotamus.

Author: Masha Volynsky