The Budapest Zoo and Botanical Garden is celebrating World Animal Day with a three-day Love of Animals and Plants Festival from Friday to Sunday.
“Our zoo is holding its Love of Animals and Plants Festival October 2-4 (Saturday-Monday). The three-day event will raise awareness of the important role of animals and plants. The programs are open to general admission, annual passes, and 4-season passes,” the Zoo announced in the Facebook event for the festival.
A dog trainer will raise awareness about responsible pet ownership, in cooperation with the Baráthegy Guide and Assistance Dog School, the Heltay Dog Shelter Foundation, and the Green Zebra Animal and Nature Protection Association. Visitors can also learn about the zoo’s wildlife rescue activities and the work of the FŐKERT (Main Garden). There will be a beekeeping demonstration by the Sáros Apiary. People will also get a glimpse into the world of arthropods at the Hungarian Insect Society’s station, while WWF Hungary will talk about the protection of Hungary’s natural treasures. The Hungarian Ornithological and Nature Conservation Association’s Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Section will be present, introducing a program to protect the rarest Hungarian vertebrate, the Hungarian Meadow Viper, while the Hungarian Environmental Education Association will be present with a focus on sustainability. There will also be a meetup for zoo foster parents.
The festival’s program will be complemented by animal feedings, training, and demonstrations.
The full program can be seen here:
Featured image via Zoltán Balogh/MTI