Animal illustrations from the Prague Zoo (1963)

Prague Zoo: hippopotamus

13/03/11 – Matchbox label series featuring animals from the Prague zoo. Printed by the Solo matchworks in Lipník, Czechoslovakia, 1963.

Prague Zoo: sea lion

Prague Zoo: chimpanzee

Prague Zoo: vulture

Prague Zoo: penguin

Prague Zoo: otter

Prague Zoo: African ostrich

Prague Zoo: rhinoceros

Prague Zoo: tiger

Prague Zoo: African elephant

Prague Zoo: Arabian camel

Prague Zoo: giraffe

Prague Zoo: chameleon

Prague Zoo: ibex

Prague Zoo: lion

Prague Zoo: marabou stork

Prague Zoo: polar bear

Prague Zoo: pelican

Prague Zoo: leopard tortoise

Sources and more information
Czechoslovak matchbox label collection on Flickr//

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