We closed our doors on March 15th 2020 and COVID-19 is having a detrimental effect on our future. We still have huge costs whilst we are closed and when we open we have to make enough money to not only pay off the debt we are in but be able to get through this next winter. Being closed since March we have already lost half our visitors for this year. We are really worried for our future.
History of the Zoo
1990 was the year it all started at Amazon World Zoo Park. The directors took over when it was only a Tropical house with exotic plants and free flight birds. Having a few Privately owned birds they housed them within it, being able to enjoy a hobby along side letting others enjoy them too. A trip to the Amazon basin in South America quickly changing the hobby in to a full time commitment, giving Amazon World Zoo Park 100%.
"I visited the Amazon basin in South America and saw for myself the effects the destruction of the rainforest was having on the native wildlife" Derek Director
From there Amazon World evolved into something more than just a collection of animals. It became a Zoo, a centre of education and most importantly Conservation.
As members of BIAZA and EAZA we participate in international breeding programmes that help to safeguard the future of some of the rarest animals in the world.
Since we began our rainforest conservation project it has helped save 20+ acres of rainforest in South America.
Our main focus in what we do is to preserve what we can and help it heal. Conservation is the only way of saving the habitat before helping it to rebuild. Breeding and monitoring is to help a species on the edge of extinction. The animals on this planet are not something to take lightly, as one day we may have to deal with a world without them and only have humans to blame BUT there are those of us that care and want to turn the tables. Education is one of the key ways to do this.
We usually have schools every year come for educational talks by our knowledgeable keepers. This year has been difficult due to the COVID-19 outbreak meaning many cancellations.
On site we have a vast range of animals. Sloths, Douroucouli, Tamandua, kinkajou, Geckos, Tamarins, Peccary, Ocelots, Macaws, Giant Anteaters, Brazilian Tapirs, Saki Monkeys, Sulcata Tortoises, Capybara, Boa Constrictor and so many more.