Bearnival (Mackófarsang) 2024 at Debrecen Zoo

On the 10th of February visitors can celebrate the coming of spring in a unique riot of the great diversity of wildlife and thematic events at the Bearnival (Bear Festival) of Debrecen Zoo.

A full day of activities awaits visitors to Debrecen’s carnival event. There will be a Bear Hospital, honey tasting, a book fair, a costume and bear beauty contest, folk carnival games, themed guided tours and much more.

Visitors are all strongly encouraged to dress up in costume and take part in the costume beauty contest.

All events and activities are free with Zoo entry.

Programs and locations:

Tropical House

9:30 a.m. -11:30 a.m.  Zoo Relic Exhibit

Gibbon House

9.00 a.m. – 15.00 p.m. Arts-and-crafts Corner

9.00 a.m. – 15.00 p.m. Colouring Corner

9.00 a.m. – 15.00 p.m. Face Painting


10.00 a.m. – 15.00 p.m. Teddy Bear Hospital

10.00 a.m. – 15.00 p.m. Honey Tasting and Sale

In front of the Funhouse

10.00 a.m. Costume Contest

10.30 a.m. Carnival Festivities and Dances

 2.00 p.m.  Teddy Bear Beauty Contest

 2.30 p.m.  Carnival Festivities and Live Music

Animals in Action

9.30 a.m. Nile Hippopotamus Feed

9.30 a.m. Reticulated Giraffe Feed

10.00 a.m. Tufted Capuchin Feed

10.00 a.m. Red Panda Feed

10.00 a.m. South American Tapir Feed

10.30 a.m. South American Coati Feed

10.45 a.m. Marabou Stork Feed

11.00 a.m. Lar Gibbon Feed

11.00 a.m. Meerkat Feed

11.30 a.m. Two-Toed Sloth and Large Hairy Armadillo Feed

1.15 p.m. Banded Archerfish Feed

1.30 p.m. Asian Lion Feed

1.30 p.m. Nile Crocodile Feed

1.45 p.m. Introducing Our Penguins

2:30 p.m. African Penguin Feed

Date: 10 February

Location: Debrecen Zoo