Dudley Zoo launches fundraising appeal after closing over coronavirus

By Jamie Brassington | Dudley | Dudley entertainment | Published:

Dudley Zoo has launched a fundraising appeal after closing last month due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Dudley Zoo

The attraction, which houses 1,600 different animals, closed its gates on March 22 for the safety of visitors, staff and the animals.

But the zoo, which is a non-for-profit charity, is still operational behind closed doors.

After losing its main source of income through entry fees, the zoo set has set up a fundraising page.

A spokesman for the zoo said: "During this period we have no income coming into the zoo to help with the care for our wildlife and we hoped our supporters may be able to help.

"We understand its unsure times for us all but with your support we know we will get through this and we look forwarding to seeing you all again as soon as possible at Dudley Zoo."

So far more than £3,400 has been raised. Anyone wishing to donate is asked to visit

Jamie Brassington

By Jamie Brassington
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