The Prague Zoo was visited by 1,448,353 people this year, which is a record high in its 85-year history.

The visitor rate of ZOO has been growing without faltering since 2002 when the lower part of the gardens was destroyed by floods.

The year 2016 was also successful due to a number of breeding achievements, including the birth of two elephants, Maximilian and Rudolf.

The zoo plans to build a new pavilion for gorillas, an exposition of Australian fauna, a new space for polar bears and a pavilion for giant pandas.

Prague Zoo has been rated as the fourth-best zoo in world by users of the website TripAdvisor.