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May 4th of this year we will celebrate the first international day of the drill.

Exactly 20 years ago, on May 4, 2000, the Afi Mountain Wildlife Sanctuary was officially founded, see the gazette attached.

This protected area is one of the last retreat areas of the drill, which is classified as “endangered”, and the establishment is therefore an important milestone for the protection of this species of monkey.

Some drill-holding zoos already had big campaigns with information stands, child employment etc. planned. Due to the current situation and the closure of the Zoos, these unfortunately cannot take place. But that doesn't mean that the day of the drill is canceled!

So we're going to celebrate Drill Day on May 4th through social networks.

Many zoos and also the sanctuaries in Africa will be part of it.



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Everyday worldwide tropical rainforest about the size of the total natural habitat of the Drills is deforested.


Everyday Fauna und Flora species disappear forever from our planet.


They become extinct through man’s thoughtlessness

and will be lost forever.


Everyday we have the opportunity to do something against this situation


“Save the Drill”