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First DonationoZOO Day – 26th November

The Zoo Debrecen they are used to caring for 900 animals of 200 species, – throughout the year, now they wanted to extend this care to as many people as possible for Advent and the Christmas season, to make our recreational, experiential, and educational opportunities available. The Zoo Debrecen has announced that we will be holding a donation drive day, “DonationoZOO Day” on 26th November this year, to build on their giving tradition.

Within the framework of the initiative, which is being implemented under the patronage of Deputy Mayor Diána Széles, everyone can visit the Zoo with a registration ticket of 300 HUF per person between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., and in exchange for the symbolic ticket price, we only ask you to bring material donations (sweets, children’s books, hygiene products) according to your available options. The donations will be received and distributed to the needy by the Debrecen Charity Board.

Detailed programme:
10:00 a.m. – Welcome (square opposite the entrance to the zoo)
10:00 a.m. – Planting of the Tree of Attention
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. – Donation point (square opposite the zoo entrance)
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. – Adopt me – information point for prospective zoo foster parents
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. – Creativity corner (Gibbon House and heated tent)
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. – Soul-warming discussion point (Samburu panoramic terrace)
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. – Message Wall – Make a wish for a real holiday!
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. – Wish Box with Santa’s elves (Santa’s House)
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. – Sackmunch

Animals in action:
9:30 a.m. – Nile hippos breakfast
10:00 a.m. – Snacking with hooded monkeys
10:00 a.m. – South American tapirs’ brunch
10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. – Meet Arthur the Shetland pony
10:30 a.m. – Snouted bear foraging tour
11:00 a.m. – White-handed gibbon buffet
11:00 a.m. – Playful foraging for meerkats
11:30 a.m. – Lunch of two-toed sloths and their big furbearers
1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. – Meet Arthur the Shetland pony
1:15 p.m. – Javanese shooting fish hunt
1:30 p.m. – Asian lion raids
2:00 p.m. – Forrong the piranha aquarium
2:00 p.m.-2:20 p.m. – Meeting Chili the blue and yellow macaw
2:30 p.m. – Popeye’s penguin jury