Insect poke bowl, crickets on garlic, or locusts in banana batter – you can come and taste all this weekend at the Prague Zoo. The popular insect festival will offer non-traditional gastronomic experiences, special commented feeding of insectivorous animals, or encounters with mantises and cockroaches.
This Saturday and Sunday, visitors can try various insect specialties and learn more about the benefits of insect cuisine. In addition to insect tastings, the Prague Zoo has also prepared another program for the Weekend of Insectivores:
• On the terrace of the Education Center, visitors can see examples of different types of invertebrates and learn about insects as an alternative source of food. At the same time, they will be able to taste dishes from the insect menu.
• In the Dja Reserve, there will be an information and game station with a demonstration of weevil larvae. Visitors will also learn about the Roaming Bus project, which the Prague Zoo has been running in Cameroon, Africa, for more than 10 years. At the same time, it will be possible to buy ready-made insect food on site.
• In the Gočárovy domy gallery, visitors can see up close the representatives of the insect kingdom, which can be suitable pets for people with allergies, for example – scarecrows, mantises or even grasshoppers.
1. Insect poke bowl (vegetable salad with mealybug and Brazilian wormwood)
2. Pomennik flour on vegetables
3. Oriental-style dark chocolate
4. Crickets on garlic
5. Locusts in banana batter
6. Mealworms with fruit au gratin
Special commented feeding
• 10.15 feeding of talapoins Reserve Dja
• 10.30 a.m. feeding the rakes, African House
• 10.45 feeding meerkats African House
• 11.00 feeding of reptiles in the desert exhibits Pavilion of beasts and reptiles
• 11.30 feeding cubs of Cuban iguanas Pavilion of beasts and reptiles
• 13.00 feeding of Sichuan insectivorous birds
• 14.00 feeding of African eared dogs up close
• 14.45 feeding of rock ibis Ibis
• 3.30 p.m. feeding pods in the Indonesian jungle
* standard commented feedings and meetings also take place at the same time
Photo by Oliver Le Que, Prague Zoo