Drusillas Celebrates World Animal Day
To celebrate World Animal Day on Thursday 4th October, staff at Drusillas Park are inviting people to join them in paying homage to the animal kingdom, in all its varied and unique forms.
World Animal Day is a vitally important day, designed to raise status of animals in order to improve welfare standards around the globe and make the world a better place for all animals. Today it is widely observed across the world, celebrating all animals and their relationship with humankind.
Zoo Manager, Sue Woodgate, said: “World Animal Day offers a great opportunity for people to honour the many species of the world. We often like to imagine we are in charge but you only have to be at Drusillas for a short while to realise that it’s the animals that pull all the strings!”
“World Animal Day is the perfect opportunity for anyone who cares about wildlife and conservation to get their voices heard. It also provides a great platform for everyone to celebrate the amazing animals we have on this planet.”
Conservation is hugely important to Drusillas and the Park has got involved with a number of important projects to try and help raise awareness and support for this growing issue.
Over the years Drusillas has raised more than £100,000 to support wildlife and education programmes across the globe.
Not only does the Park run the ‘Drusillas in Africa project’ – a project that provides grants for young Maasai students to obtain a formal qualification in Nature Conservation. They also support the Falkland Island Penguin Appeal which monitors penguin species on the island. The fieldwork involves analysing numbers and breeding success.
Many of the animals at Drusillas are involved in breeding programmes, often monitored by studbook keepers, to ensure the future survival of a species. This year, the zoo have celebrated the birth of many endangered species including a Sulawesi black crested macaque and cotton-top tamarins.
Celebrate World Animal Day with a visit to Drusillas. Take your little monkeys along the interactive learning trail and teach them all about the amazing animals that live at the Park