Why we need your help!
The COVID-19 pandemic has created an extraordinary set of circumstances for small businesses throughout Britain. As a wildlife park, our income comes from visitors like you, coming through our doors each day and enjoying the unique experience our little zoo offers. The last few weeks have been some of the most challenging we have faced, with the park closing its doors to the public on Sunday the 22nd of March. This decision meant our income disappeared overnight.
Though our doors are closed, work at the park doesn’t stop. Our amazing team are working hard to feed and care for all of the park’s 100+ animals, but looking after them isn’t cheap. The park still has to pay for food, heating, filtration systems, veterinary care and supplements and it is for this reason we need your help. We’re asking for any donations, big or small to help cover these costs, and ensuring that Peak Wildlife Park can continue its mission to conserve endangered species from across the globe.
It's not just penguins...
Peak Wildlife Park is home to a vast array of animals, including Vietnamese sika deer, a species that are extinct in the wild, critically endangered Visayan warty pigs and a number of endangered lemur species. During these challenging times, it's essential we provide the highest levels of animal care in order to preserve these amazing animals.
Image: Baby ring-tailed lemur born at Peak Wildlife Park.
Food for thought...
I'm sure it won't come as a surprise to many of you, but animals are expensive to keep, their food bills alone can be pretty staggering. Did you know, it costs around £30 per day to feed our penguins, £16 to provide our lemurs with their daily dose of veg and £14 to make sure our otters can enjoy their preferred diet of shellfish! These costs add up, and that's without taking into account all of the specialist veterinary care, heating bills and everything else it takes to keep our amazing animals alive.
Image: Daily feed board
Your support truly means the world to us, so we’d just like to say a massive thank you to all our guests who’ve been on the journey with us over the past five years and helped make the park what it is today - we hope to see you all soon!