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Aug 29, 2018

Night of Zoos will take place on August 31st

Last year more than 8,000 visitors came to the Budapest Zoo alone during unique opening hours and they expect a great deal of interest this year, mainly from young couples, families and foreign tourists

The seventh Night of Zoos will take place on August 31st this year in twelve locations across Hungary.

The annual event will take place mainly in botanical and zoological gardens and wildlife parks both in Budapest and in the countryside of Hungary.

The Budapest Zoo will remain open from 7:00 p.m. until midnight, offering programs mainly recommended for those who have already been to the zoo but would like to get to know the life there from a different perspective, Zoltán Hanga, press officer of the Budapest Zoo and Botanical Garden, said in an interview with Magyar Idők.

The press officer revealed that last year more than 8,000 visitors came to the Budapest zoo alone during unique opening hours and they expect a great deal of interest this year, mainly from young couples, families and foreign tourists.

Most animals are quite active in the evening hours, for instance the male lion marks his territory each day after the normal closing hour with a roaring ‘concert’.

Apart from this, visitors can see show feedings, elephant training, seal shows, fire jugglers and can even ride the camels.

Beside Budapest Zoo, Budakeszi Wildlife Park and Tropicarium, also located in the region, will open their gates for the evening hours on the last day of August.

The sounds of the midnight forest can only be observed after twilight, as well as the dormouse, raccoon dog and the owl, which are active at night, said Viktor Zachán, press officer of the Budakeszi Wildlife Park.

in the countryside, Debrecen, Győr, Veresegyháza, Jászberény, Kecskemét, Miskolc, Pécs, Szeged and the Lake-Tisza will join the annual event.

Single and combined tickets will also be available, for more information visit the official website of the zoo.