Crowdfund Fife Zoo

by Fife_Zoo in Ladybank, Fife, Scotland

To build a new, sustainable centre for education, science and wildlife conservation in the heart of Scotland.

by Fife_Zoo in Ladybank, Fife, Scotland

We did it
On 28th July 2017 we successfully raised £5,005 with 126 supporters in 56 days

Join us on our adventure to build the best little Zoo in Scotland!

We, along with many other wonderful people, are working from dawn to dusk to revive and remodel a former animal park into a modern zoo, which will become home to many different exotic and endangered species. We need your help to accomplish our ambition of becoming a world-class education, research and wildlife conservation centre.

Fife Zoo focuses on fun, play and learning with children and adults being inspired to protect threatened habitats on their doorsteps, as well as around the globe. Our conservation and wildlife message is top priority and will be achieved by delivering excellent animal care and education standards. 

Our Story So Far . . .

Fife Zoo has come a long way in the past 18 months, with the opening of Africafé and Sloth Play and being granted full planning permission. We've even won a Silver Award from Green Tourism!

After a rocky road aquiring the site, we've been working tirelessly to plan and develop the zoo from scratch. As you can imagine, the construction of a modern zoo is a huge project and we've had some delays along the way. We've been working constantly with teams of volunteers and local people  to develop the site as a new home for endangered species, as well as surveying and improving the habitats on site for native wildlife - including BioBlitz projects and building insect hotels, renovations and demolitions!

 Our mission is:

"To promote the conservation of biodiversity through education, research and our passion."

We've got our work cut out. Major developments for Fife Zoo include the renovation of a third building to house the animal feed preparation and stores, veterinary hospital rooms, staff room, staff offices and multi-purpose classrooms and meeting rooms - all essential for a modern zoo! And then, of course, there's the animals . . .

Our biggest job is to create new, purpose-built, natural habitats that promote natural behaviours, including mixed species exhibits, walkthrough and immersive exhibits, whereby visitors can become immersed in a series of mini-safaris, with people and animals brought together in the same habitat. The zoo will be split into geographic zones, allowing people to explore a variety of habitats, from the African savannah to Asian rainforests and the South American pantanal. 

Fife Zoo will become members of the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA) and the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA). This will allow us to become members of all of the breeding programmes for animals living at the zoo, as well as make sure they get the best care and husbandry and be part of a huge variety of field conservation projects!

So far, we’ve had no funding for the zoo. Everything we’ve done has been funded by us, by Africafé and by Sloth Play.

Africafé at Fife Zoo

Africafé at Fife Zoo opened in January 2016, selling a wide range of certified, loose leaf teas and triple-certified coffee as well as Fairtrade and sustainably sourced products. It's massively important to us that Fife Zoo has the lowest environmental impact possible - from palm oil auditing to 100% compostable packaging!

“The existing café is outstanding and very sustainably minded. Suppliers have been thoroughly vetted and vegan menus and other aspects are really cutting edge.” - Jon Procter, Green Tourism Assessor.

Sloth Play at Fife Zoo

Sloth Play at Fife Zoo opened in December 2016. Our bespoke indoor soft play area focuses on biodiversity of South America and the Amazon rainforest and raises awareness of current conservation issues, including deforestation and the use of palm oil. We want Fife Zoo to become a social hub for people of all ages and abilities to meet, enjoy and learn.

Grevy's Zebra

A team of dedicated volunteers and local people built the new zebra house and exhibit, ready for the arrival two endangered Grevy's Zebra in March 2017. Since then, Marty and Jez have settled in well and are enjoying their new home. Grevy's zebras have undergone one of the most substantial reductions of range of any African mammal and are now there are only around 2,800 left in the wild. Marty and Jez are part of the European Endangered Species Programme, so play a huge role in the conservation of Grevy's Zebra.

So what do we need?

We need your help! The support we have had so far for Fife Zoo has been overwhelming. To kickstart the next part of the project we need to raise a total of £250,000. Even if our goal is not reached, ALL of the donated funds will contribute towards developing the zoo. If we raise more than we need, every penny will be spent on making the zoo even better!

The Rewards

We have some great rewards for ALL donations, so please give what you can and know that it's greatly appreciated. 

You can also help Fife Zoo by spreading our story far and wide . . . 

Thank You!

#CrowdfundFifeZoo

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

£5 Reward

A big digital "THANK YOU" on our website!

£10 or more

£10 Reward

A "Friend of Fife Zoo" pin badge and a big digital "THANK YOU" on our website!

£25 or more

£25 Reward

Support us in style! A "Friend of Fife Zoo" canvas tote bag and, of course, a big digital "THANK YOU" on our website!

£50 or more

£50 Reward

Everybody loves a T-shirt! Get a "Friend of Fife Zoo" T-shirt and a big digital "THANK YOU" on our website!

£50 or more

£50 Reward

Afternoon Tea for Two in Africafé at Fife Zoo!

£75 or more

£75 Reward

The Whole Kit! That's the T-shirt, Tote bag, Pin badge and a big digital "THANK YOU" on our website!

£100 or more

£100 Reward

PRE-OPENING entry to Fife Zoo and a special edition T-shirt! You can visit Fife Zoo for the day before the zoo opens to the general public and get a special edition "Friend of Fife Zoo" T-Shirt.

£125 or more

£125 Reward

1 year pass to Sloth Play! Swing through the treetops at Sloth Play as many time as you want for a year. Explore the forest floor with giant anteaters, climb through the canopy with capuchins and fly with macaws. Discover the Amazon river with giant otters, but be extra careful at the piranha crossing! *Please note this 1 year pass is for one child only

£150 or more

£150 Reward

Sponsor Marty! Marty is one of two Grevy's Zebra living at Fife Zoo. Grevy’s zebras have undergone one of the most substantial reductions of range of any African mammal and are now an endangered species. This sponsorship package includes a cuddly Marty the zebra, zebra pen, signed photograph of Marty, a plaque on the zebra house, two free admission tickets to come and visit him and lots more!

£150 or more

£150 Reward

Sponsor Jez! Jez is one of two Grevy's Zebra living at Fife Zoo. Grevy’s zebras have undergone one of the most substantial reductions of range of any African mammal and are now an endangered species. This sponsorship package includes a cuddly Jez the zebra, zebra pen, signed photograph of Jez, a plaque on the zebra house, two free admission tickets to come and visit him and lots more!

£150 or more

£150 Reward

Family entry for 4 to Fife Zoo and 4 special edition T-shirts! A family of 4 can visit Fife Zoo for the day and each get a special edition "Friend of Fife Zoo" T-Shirt. *Please note this valid for one year from our opening date

£200 or more

£200 Reward

Annual Membership to Fife Zoo! *Please note this 1 year pass is for one person only and valid from our opening date

£250 or more

£250 Reward

PRE-OPENING Family entry for 4 to Fife Zoo and 4 special edition T-shirts! A family of 4 can visit Fife Zoo for the day before the zoo opens to the general public and each get a special edition "Friend of Fife Zoo" T-Shirt. *2 adults and 2 children under the ages of 16, OR 1 adult and 3 children under the ages of 16.

£300 or more

£300 Reward

Keeper-for-the-Day Experience! Ever wondered what it's like to be a zookeeper? Join the team for a full day an help with all of their daily tasks, including feeding the animals, cleaning exhibits and building enrichment. This experience is for one person. It also includes lunch in Africafé and a free entrance ticket for one extra person!

£500 or more

£500 Reward

Sponsor the Zebra exhibit! This sponsorship package includes a cuddly zebra, zebra pen, signed photograph of Jez and Marty, a plaque on the zebra house, two free admission tickets to come and visit them and lots more!

£500 or more

£500 Reward

Four people can go behind the scenes at Fife Zoo! You'll get to meet the team and learn how we care for the animals at the zoo. This includes a lunch for four at Africafé

£500 or more

£500 Reward

Sponsor an Asian Exhibit! Once fully developed, our Asian exhibits will include: siamangs, macaques, red pandas and camels. This sponsorship package includes a cuddly toy, wooden pen, signed photograph of your animal, a plaque on the sponsored exhibit, two free admission tickets to come and visit them and lots more!

£500 or more

£500 Reward

Sponsor a South American Exhibit! Once fully developed, our South American exhibits will include: marmoset and tamarins, tapirs, giant anteaters and spider monkeys. This sponsorship package includes a cuddly toy, wooden pen, signed photograph of your animal, a plaque on the sponsored exhibit, two free admission tickets to come and visit them and lots more!

£500 or more

£500 Reward

Sponsor an African Exhibit! Once fully developed, our African exhibits will include: Grevy's zebra, meerkats, tortoises, lemurs, fennec foxes and guenons. This sponsorship package includes a cuddly toy, wooden pen, signed photograph of your animal, a plaque on the sponsored exhibit, two free admission tickets to come and visit them and lots more!

£750 or more

£750 Reward

Walk on the Wild Side! Four people can go behind the scenes at Fife Zoo BEFORE we open to the public! Meet the team and learn how we care for the animals at Fife Zoo in this exclusive package. This includes lunch for four in Africafé.

£1,000 or more

£1,000 Reward

Team building day at Fife Zoo! Join us for a full day of corporate team building (for up to 20 people) and help us to build enclosures, feed animals and build enrichment - plus it includes lunch! Team building days can be tailored to your individual requirements.

£2,500 or more

£2,500 Reward

Corporate Sponsorship! Your company can sponsor ANY of our exhibits. This includes a sponsorship plaque at the exhibit as well as a sponsorship gift box for your company. We'll even give you 10 free entrance tickets to Fife Zoo! This sponsorship package includes a cuddly toy, wooden pen, signed photograph of your animal, a plaque on the sponsored exhibit and lots more!

£5,000 or more

£5,000 Reward

Life-time Membership to Fife Zoo! Once we are open you can visit us as much as you like, whenever you like!


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