Bite Bugs Back at Prague Zoo this weekend

Crickets fried in butter. Spicy garlic mealworms, roasted mealworms or grasshoppers in pancake batter – you can taste it all this weekend at Prague Zoo.

The popular annual Insectivore Day will also offer visitors the opportunity to guide feed various insectivorous animals.

This Saturday and Sunday, visitors can taste different insect specialties and learn about the benefits of insect cooking. In addition to tasting the exotic dishes, the Prague Zoo has also prepared additional events for its insectivorous weekend.

Visitors can see various species of invertebrates, learn interesting facts, and learn more about insects as an alternative type of food.

Every hour you will have the opportunity to take a closer look and learn about different species of insects, ranging from large cockroaches to stick insects. The program will take place on both days between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

The program for July 17-18:

  • 10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Guided tours on the Education Center terrace – tours will take place hourly and include various insects (e.g. giant and black bugs, beetles, leaf bugs, Madagascar cockroaches, etc. .).
  • 10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Information post on the terrace of the Educational Center – different types of insects on display; learn interesting facts about their species and the benefits of insect cooking.
  • Guided meals and meetings with selected species of insectivorous animals:
  • 10h00- Feed the Fennec foxes
  • 10:30 am- Feeding of aardvarks *
  • 11.00- Feed the lizards of the emerald trees *
  • 11:30 a.m.- Feeding the Cuban iguanas *
  • 13.00- Feed the bald ibis *
  • 15.00- Feed the giant anteaters
  • 3:30 p.m.- Guided meetings with the breeder of short-billed echidnas
  • * The number of participants in the guided meals is limited by the capacity of the pavilion.

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