Our Saturday was full of events with thematic lectures, tours, educational stalls and interactive games at several venues on the Hungarian Meadow Viper Day, organized for the 11th time. In the Viper Centre, visitors could get acquainted with the snakes living here, learn about the operation of the Centre, the activities carried out to protect the species, and they could see the new-born vipers, and even help in their feeding. As an encore, the European pond turtles living in our small pond were also observed by the visitors.
In the Budapest Zoo and Botanical Garden we awaited children and grown-ups with an educational stall and a guided tour in the Venom House.
In Szeged Zoo our information stand welcomed visitors throughout the day, providing information on the project and the species. We also measured the two female vipers of the zoo during the day as an announced program, and brave enough visitors were even given the opportunity to touch the snakes and feel their skin bare handed.
In Ócsa visitors could take part in an interactive lecture and guided tour in the Country House of Ócsa, where visitors could get acquainted not only with the Hungarian meadow viper, but also with all seven snake species of Hungary and the land management methods of the viper habitats.
In the Kecskemét Wildlife Park our colleagues presented the species and conservation work with the help of our mobile exhibition and an educational stall.
For those who might have missed it this year, the good news is that next year we will organise the Hungarian Meadow Viper Day again on the first Saturday of September. Add 7th September 2024 to your calendar now!
We would like to thank all our colleagues for their hard work and our visitors for their enthusiastic interest!