Posted January 22, 2021 in News
An honest insight into the zoo’s current position
It’s been no secret that Zoo’s have suffered during the pandemic of COVID-19 since March 2020 and the fight for Colchester Zoo’s survival now continues into 2021 with the infection rate continuing to rise despite a vaccination programme in place.
It is still uncertain as to when the Zoo will be able to reopen but we know that when it is safe to do so restrictions will still be in place for safety and this will continue to affect the zoo’s future due to reduced income.
We have been overwhelmed with your support during the zoo’s numerous closures due to COVID-19 and can’t thank you enough. Your help is still critical for the zoo’s survival, please continue to help us through this difficult time.
There are so many ways in which you can help from purchasing an Animal Adoption to Monetary Gift Vouchers to spend at the zoo towards a variety of products when we re-open.
Find out more here.
This Q & A below with Colchester Zoo’s Managing Director, Dr DA Tropeano OBE, answers your common questions and explains the effects of the pandemic.
This provides an honest insight into the current position of Colchester Zoo along with the difficulties which we continue to face and why your invaluable support is so vital for the Zoo’s future.
Our finances are very stretched following the limited Summer trade and level of donations which are much lower than in the Summer making the future for the zoo a much more difficult one.
It is an extremely worrying picture for us here at Colchester Zoo – one of survival if we can. We feel that this is a similar picture for a lot of zoo’s which is extremely worrying for conservation overall.
Our priority at this moment in time is to stay afloat, pay our monthly bills and encourage support and raise awareness of the importance of donations from the local community for the zoos future.
Despite the difficulties and challenges the Zoo faces, we are making sure that our animals here at Colchester Zoo have everything they need.
There is no need to worry about the animals. We would just politely ask, please be kind and help us through this difficult period, we need money to be able to pay for the care we provide our animals and there are many ways in which you can help.Find out more here.