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Roar and Explore at Chessington World of Adventures

Lisa Britton and Colleen Ryan from Chessington World of Adventures, With Pepe from NCI in Cazaderos, Ecuador.
Date and Time: 
20 June 2015, 6pm until dusk
Chessington World of Adventures Resort

£6, free entrance for children under five years old


World Land Trust (WLT) returned to Chessington World of Adventures for the annual Roar and Explore evening on 20 June 2015.

WLT’s stall highlighted the results of Chessington’s donations to the Trust, which have funded land purchase and the employment of a ranger in Ecuador.

The event was from 6pm until dusk, which meant that visitors could walk around the zoo after closing time. A great occasion for families, Roar and Explore offered adults and children the chance to ride on the zoo’s off-road truck to see giraffe, rhino and zebra, as well as meet many other animal residents. Other fun and games included exciting animal presentations, bug hunts, building bug hotels and face painting.

Chessington’s charity arm, Chessington Conservation Fund (CCF) raises money to help protect the future of nature and wildlife through conservation work and education at Chessington Zoo.


In 2012 CCF raised enough money to save an area of threatened habitat as large as Chessington World of Adventures Resort (128.5 acres or 52 hectares): CCF’s donation to WLT made it possible for WLT’s partner in Ecuador Naturaleza y Cultura Ecuador to extend Cazaderos Tropical Forest Reserve in the Tumbesian forests of south west Ecuador.

Since 2013 CCF has supported a rangerGuilbert – to protect Cazaderos. In 2014 Lisa Britton and Colleen Ryan from Chessington (pictured top-right) visited Cazaderos and explored the flora and fauna of the reserve. In 2015 CCF plans to fund more land purchase in this region in partnership with WLT.


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