Conservation and WLT support
Blackpool Zoo started raising funds to save threatened wildlife in South America in 2006 with a South American rainforest themed campaign during the summer. Part of the funds were donated to WLT for the BIAZA Reserve project.
Between 2008 and 2010 Friends of Blackpool Zoo donated £18,000 towards the purchase of the BIAZA Reserve.
In August 2014, five staff from Blackpool Zoo successfully completed the Three Peaks Challenge and raised £1,600 for World Land Trust.
In 2015 Blackpool Zoo donated £2,089 to support the BIAZA Buy an Acre Argentina project.
About Blackpool Zoo
Blackpool Zoo was opened in 1972, on the former site of the Royal Lancashire Show and Stanley Park Aerodrome. Highlights of the Zoo’s collection include Bornean Orang-utans, Amur Tigers and Western Lowland Gorillas.
Following a £1million transformation, Orangutan Outlook, the Bornean Orang-utan enclosure, was officially opened by the Mayor of Blackpool in 2014.
Blackpool Zoo supports conservation work in South America, to link with the opening of the zoo’s walk through exhibit Amazonia.