It’s World Animal Day on Monday 4th October 2021. This special, annual holiday offers an opportunity to celebrate all that’s great about the animal kingdom, with creatures big and small at home and overseas at the centre of many events all over the world.
As World Animal Day details, there are so many reasons to mark the occasion:
“ A world where animals are recognised as sentient beings and full regard is always paid to their welfare. World Animal Day has already brought about a significant and lasting contribution towards advancing animal welfare standards, and its influence will only continue to grow.”
As well as doing your bit to raise awareness about the plight of the animal world, visiting one of Cambridge’s top animal attractions is a fantastic way to celebrate World Animal Day 2021 in style…
Linton Zoo Conservation Park
As a specialist in conservation and education, Linton Zoo is a must-visit for individuals and families this World Animal Day.
The Cambridgeshire based zoo is continuing to bounce back after facing so many struggles during lockdown. Show your support by paying them, and their animal residents, a visit.
If you’re celebrating another special occasion this World Animal Day, why not enjoy one of their renowned Keeper Experiences or sponsor an animal?
South Angle Farm Park
World Animal Day isn’t just about celebrating wild animals. At South Angle Farm Park, you can show your love for farm animals and smaller species too.
A visit to South Angle Farm Park is a real adventure. In addition to viewing a range of animals at this friendly, family-run petting farm, you can enjoy a selection of animal encounters.
Hold a tarantula, feed sheep, stroke a donkey, or pet their resident rabbits as well as enjoy plenty of places to play, shop and eat.
Shepreth Wildlife Park
For another big day out for all the family, visit Shepreth Wildlife Park. This award-winning attraction is certain to be a hit with guests young and old, with its vast variety of animals and additional facilities just waiting to be explored.
They also run a long list of keeper and wildlife talks throughout the day, so you can find out more about the species that call Shepreth Wildlife Park their home.
The National Dragonfly Project
Based in one of the many Cambridgeshire based green spaces we love, The National Dragonfly Project offers the chance to admire the animal kingdom’s smallest and most spectacular species. Whilst The Dragonfly Centre closed in 2019, it’s still worth visiting the surrounding Wicken Fen area.
It’s the best place in the country to admire dragonflies, with some 22 species recorded within the area.
The Raptor Foundation
Discover the animals that roam wild right here in the UK by visiting The Raptor Foundation. Here you’ll be able to get up close and personal with countless native species, including Buzzards, Hawks, Harriers, Kites, Falcons, Hybrid Falcons, Caracaras, Owls, and even Eagles.
The Raptor Foundation is first and foremost a centre for rehabilitation, with the rescued species returned to the wild after recovery.
It also plays a vital role in preserving these animals, with the education and conservation delivered here helping to support the vital work continuously being undertaken to protect birds of prey around the world.