Second Lockdown Hits Paradise

Thu 5th November

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on Saturday 31st October we are sad to confirm that Paradise Wildlife Park will be temporarily closed from Thursday 5th November 2020. To find out how this affects your day tickets or membership please see our website:  https://www.pwpark.com/news/important-covid-updates/

Although we understand the second lockdown is necessary, our animals’ welfare is now back in concern. As we remain closed for the next few weeks, with uncertainty for our charity in the air, we ask for our supporters’ generosity and support once again.

When closed to the public, it costs approximately £3,000 a day to keep the park afloat and to care for our animals. Not only will this continue but it will almost certainly deplete our emergency funds. It also means our recovery from the first lockdown is now at stake. Everyone here at the park was greatly concerned about how the charity would recover from the first lockdown. With the return of our visitors at limited numbers, we began to rebuild our charity and hope for the park. However, we were no means out the woods yet and predicted months, perhaps years to fully recover and operate as usual.

Now, this is true of any establishment that was affected by the lockdown. However, zoos, sanctuaries, and aquariums are responsible for hundreds of animals’ lives. We have a duty of care to your wonderful zoo animals that can only be maintained if we have the funds coming through from ticket sales, on site purchases, adoptions, experiences, and more. As the second lockdown hits Paradise, our route to recovery has paused dramatically.

We turn to our amazing supporters to stand by Paradise and the 800+ animals that need your help. By donating to our Animal Support Fund, by donating food or enrichment items, by sharing our posts online, you will be part of the future of Paradise Wildlife Park.

For more info on how you can help us during the second lockdown, please see our Important COVID Update page.

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