Newquay Zoo, a popular attraction in Cornwall, announced that they would temporarily close again on November 5th. This action is to comply with the Government guidelines and the second national lockdown in England.
The zoo was first closed on March to prevent the risk of spreading the Coronavirus. It was later reopened on June 29th.
Although the zoo got affected when they closed early this year, they said that they are more ready to take on the challenge this time around.
According to David Folland, an operations manager of the zoo, they are a little bit more organized than they were last time. He went ahead to say that they have got a more defined period. Nonetheless, he admits that it is still going to give them a challenge.
The zoo said that the animals will find it peaceful for the next few weeks. During the closure period, the staff will also be super busy in deep cleaning and pressure-washing paths around the place.
Although it will require much work, the zoo is committed to ensure that it remains a safe place for visitors as soon as it reopens again.
The zoo management was also thankful for the overwhelming support that they have received over the past few months. They said that the money would help keep their animals fit and healthy by continuing to feed them excellent quality food.
Additionally, they mentioned that their expert vets and dedicated keepers are doing the best they can to provide the 1,600 animals with the utmost care every day.
The zoo is once again asking for support, stating that the pandemic has led to another significant loss of earnings. Your contributions would directly go to take care of their animals.
Donations are currently open on their original website for those who would like to contribute. People can also donate £10 through text by texting NZOO to 70085.
Newquay Zoo has high hopes to safely reopen on the Christmas season, stating that they cannot wait to welcome back visitors as soon as possible.