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World Animal Week

Since 1931, we have celebrated World Animal Day each year on the 4th of October, originally assigned this date to align with the feast day of Saint Francis of Assisi, patron saint of ecology. On animal-friendly calendars this date is marked in red, to raise awareness of the importance of protecting all wildlife, including domesticated animals. 

At Debrecen Zoo, it is now a long-standing tradition to bring to you all the wonders of the living world with special thematic guided tours and presentations for a full week to mark this occasion (September 28th to October 4th).

Detailed program of World Animal Week 2020:

Animals in action:

  • 09:30 Feeding Nile hippos
  • 10:00 Feeding capuchin monkeys, red pandas
  • 10: 00-12: 00 Pony riding (weekends) 
  • 10:15 Ten-hour-old Bunny Village
  • 10:30 Feeding bears
  • 11:00 Feeding white-handed gibbons, meerkats
  • 11:30 Feeding two-toed sloths
  • 11:45 Feeding raccoons (October 1 and weekends)
  • 13:00 Katta promenade (weekends)
  • 13:15 Feeding Japanese shooting fish
  • 13:45 Penguin walk (weekends)
  • 14:00 Feeding piranhas
  • 13:00-17:00 Pony riding
  • 14:30 Feeding papal penguins
  • 15:00 Katta promenade (weekends)
  • 15:30 Feeding giraffes

September 28 (Monday):

  • 11:00-12: 00 – Show kitchen (gathering next to the llama runway)
  • 14:00-15: 00 – Relic exhibition in the wooden house

September 29 (Tuesday):

  • 11: 00-12: 00 – Show kitchen (gathering next to the llama catwalk)
  • 13:30 – Guided tour in the Palm House
  • 14: 00-15: 00 – Relic exhibition in the wooden house

September 30 (Wednesday):

  • 11:00-12:00 – Show kitchen (gathering next to the llama catwalk)
  • 13:30 – Guided tour in the Palm House
  • 14: 00-15: 00 – Relic exhibition in the wooden house

October 1 (Thursday):

  • 11: 00-12: 00 – Show kitchen (gathering by the llama runway)
  • 11:45 – Festive show feeding of raccoons
  • 13:30 – Meeting with Chili
  • 14: 00-15: 00 – Relic exhibition in the wooden house

October 2 (Friday):

  • 11: 00-12:00 – Show kitchen (gathering next to the llama catwalk)
  • 13:30 – Meeting with Chili
  • 14: 00-15:00 – Relic exhibition in the wooden house

October 3 (Saturday):

  • 11:00-12:00 – Show kitchen (gathering next to the llama catwalk)
  • 13:30 – Guided Tour in the Palm House
  • 14: 00-15: 00 – Relic exhibition in the wooden house

October 4 (Sunday):

  • 11: 00-12: 00 – Show kitchen (gathering next to the llama enclosure)
  • 13:30 – Guided tour in the Palm House
  • 14: 00-15: 00 – Relic exhibition in the wooden house

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