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New record for Gorilla Run

Historically, the largest number of runners last weekend Hradčanské released from the Wenceslas Square to participate in the Run for gorilla conservation activities supported the Prague Zoo in Central Africa. The operation of the stray bus travels through runners three hundred thirty-nine thousand crowns.

Run for gorillas saw record participation from the proceeds. "Despite how we have been affected by the floods continue to a limited extent, we continue our projects. Protection of gorillas considered a priority and I am very pleased that this year's Race gorillas attracted so many people. The proceeds from it will go right to operate a stray bus, which makes protecting gorillas and other animals in Africa, "he said on stage Prague Zoo director Miroslav Bobek.

Run for gorillas was attended by the largest number of runners in history. 612 people in masks and without them ran and came in 14 hours from Hradcany Square to Wenceslas Square. Participants in Run for gorillas have contributed to the protection of nature and operation of the Central stray bus record total of 339,000 crowns.

Directions graduated from one of the guardians of the forest Dja Biosphere Reserve, Stéphane Marel Madjaye. "Prague zoo helps forest guards since 2010. Now thanks to you now I can go into the forest and other guardians issue in boots available thanks to your help we have radios and other equipment. Fighting poachers because such assistance is much easier, "he said on stage, when the Director of the Zoo Praha borrowed tents, compasses and other equipment.

"Prague Zoo gives hope for conservation in Central Africa," said project coordinator, Stray bus Epand Manfred Aimé.

The growing interest in helping not only in Central Africa has the joy and Councillor Helen Chudomelová. "I am proud that the Prague zoo, albeit itself in a difficult situation, further helps where it is needed. Conservation activities within the in-situ increase the international prestige not only the zoo, but also of Prague, "she concluded.

The festivities at the finish Run for gorillas were also the winners in several categories. Fastest route, 14 minutes and 28 seconds passed runner with the number 240, the most beautiful mask, then became a full gorilla costume runner 570 The lucky winner with the number 848 was awarded a voucher for a trip to Kenya for two persons from Čedok.

Run for gorillas was directed Hera Agency in cooperation with the Prague Zoo and the City. Prague.

Prague Zoo has long been working to protect endangered animals directly in their original homeland. One of the most important projects is the Stray bus, in support of the establishment of a new eponymous collection account Stray bus (OJ No. 107-475 696 0237/0100). On his first trip went Stray bus in January this year. Since then regularly bind schoolchildren from forest areas in Cameroon rescue station in Limbe and Mefou. For children, several great adventure ride at the end of the training program and identify gorillas live as intelligent creatures, not like meat on a plate.

Source: tz Zoo Praha
Photo: Tomáš Adamec, Zoo Praha

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