• 10/1/22, 10:00 AM
  • 10/1/22, 6:00 PM
  • Bratislava
  • Mlynská dolina 1A, 842 27 Bratislava, Slovakia
  • 48.1566336 17.075501179123

Come celebrate World Animal Day at the Bratislava Zoo.
A rich program full of African rhythms, lectures, a theater performance, board games with an animal theme and many activities for children and adults awaits you.

Program of the Afrikana drumming show:

  • 11:00 Afrikana - opening of the flamingo program,

  • 15:30 Afrikana – closing of the flamingo program.


Throughout the day, guided animal feedings will take place in the area.

We are looking forward to you!

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October 4 - World Animal Day

World Animal Day is an international day of struggle for the rights and well-being of animals, which is celebrated every year on October 4, the feast day of Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals.

World Animal Day, the author of which is cynologist Heinrich Zimmermann. He organized the first World Animal Day on March 24, 1925 at the Sports Palace in Berlin, Germany. More than 5,000 people attended this first event. The activity was originally planned for October 4, in accordance with the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of ecology. Unfortunately, there was no space available that day. The event was then first moved to October 4 in 1929.

Zimmermann worked tirelessly to promote World Animal Day every year.

Finally, in May 1931, at a congress of the International Congress for the Protection of Animals in Florence, Italy, his proposal to make October 4 the universal World Animal Day was unanimously accepted and adopted as a resolution.

In Argentina, Animal Day has been celebrated since 1908 and is popular since it was spearheaded by Ignacio Lucas Albarracín, director of the Zoo and president of the Association for the Protection of Animals in Buenos Aires. Originally this day was celebrated on April 2, after the death of Albarricín on April 29, 1926, it was moved to October 4.

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