Banham Zoo donates £25,000

By 13th August 2019News

Gary Batters, Conservation Director of ZSEA presents the cheque to WildCats

Banham Zoo, part of the Zoological Society of East Anglia (ZSEA), has donated £25,000 to WildCats Conservation Alliance after a year of fundraising fun to celebrate the zoo’s 50th birthday. The giant cheque was presented both to WildCats staff and then to the zoo’s tiger to enjoy as enrichment to champion wild tiger conservation at the recent launch of the ZSEA Conservation Fund.  Professor David Field, chief executive, sprayed Paul Smith perfume on the cheque to encourage Sveta the Siberian tiger to take an interest as the fund is launched at Banham Zoo. The donation will be used to support the Kerinci Seblat Tiger Protection and Conservation Project coordinated by FFI that protects a key population of critically endangered Sumatran tigers.

CEO David Field at the launch of the Fund © Denise Bradley