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Welsh Mountain Zoo
« on: November 20, 2020, 03:00:23 pm »
FESTIVE finds will be on offer at the Welsh Mountain Zoo this December.                            ref Pioneer

The attraction in Colwyn Bay has revealed its plans for half price entry throughout the festive month

The zoo will also be hosting its Christmas trail for visitors both young and older.

Marcia Azevedo Moreira, Marketing Manager at the Welsh Mountain Zoo, said: “With such a difficult 2020 and with Wales only recently coming out of a second lockdown, we wanted to inject some early Christmas love and offer half price entry through December.

"Unfortunately this year we won’t be able to showcase our grotty grotto or host events that encourage interaction but we will welcome friends old and new, who can enjoy a wrapped up walk around our wonderful zoo to reacquaint themselves with our much loved animals."

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« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2020, 11:47:06 am »
TWO zoo keepers have written a children's book to raise funds for their much loved attraction.

Welsh Mountain Zoo keepers Amy Ridgway and Tom Wootton have published 'A Dream Day at the Zoo'.

Born out of a desire to support the zoo in the face of escalating financial pressures during the pandemic, 90 per cent of the profits from the sale of this book will go directly to the zoo. The other 10 per cent is going to The Vulture Conservation Foundation.

The story focuses on a young girl named Alice, a keen animal lover.

On a seemingly normal visit, Alice begins to daydream, and her adventure begins as she’s called to help keepers trace an escaped animal by following the clues and trying to work out what species the animal is.

 “We wrote the book and drafted basic illustrations, almost like a story-board to pitch the book to our directors.

"These illustrations were then sent over to Catherine Jackman  You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login and she elevated them beautifully. The response so far has been amazing – the first batch has sold out and we're already on our second reprint."

The book is on sale at the zoo shop at a £6 or £10 with a cute chimp soft toy. Alternatively call 01492 532938 order.

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Re: Welsh Mountain Zoo..........John Cleese video appeal
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2021, 09:40:00 am »
Comedy legend John Cleese records heartfelt appeal for Welsh Mountain Zoo as it faces 'uncertain future'    ref Daily Post
The former Monty Python and Fawlty Towers star urged people to support the Colwyn Bay zoo

Screen and comedy legend John Cleese has recorded a heartfelt appeal for the Welsh Mountain Zoo.

The former Monty Python and Fawlty Towers star called for backing for the Colwyn Bay zoo from the people of Wales and beyond

In the message he said the National Zoo of Wales "continues to face an uncertain future".

He added: "The consequences for its animals simply do not bear thinking about, all of course due to Covid-19."

He said thanks to lockdowns and restrictions the site has been closed for many months but has to continue paying keepers and feeding and caring for its animals.

He added: "It has been forced to take on a crushing burden of debt."

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Support can continue to be provided in the following ways:
• Donating to the Zoo’s public fundraising appeal - You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login

• Donating via Facebook - Welsh Mountain Zoo

• Sending a cheque in the post to Welsh Mountain Zoo, Old Highway, Colwyn Bay, LL28 5UY

• Adopting an animal - You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login

• Becoming a member - You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login

• Purchasing a gift from the Zoo’s online shop - You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login

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Re: Welsh Mountain Zoo
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2021, 10:09:12 am »
THE Welsh Mountain Zoo has confirmed its reopening date.       ref Pioneer

The Colwyn Bay based zoo will throw opens its gates to visitors on Monday, April 26; the zoo will welcome guests for the first time since closing in line with Covid restrictions before Christmas 2020.

All departments at the attraction have spent the last few weeks preparing the site for reopening ahead of a potential date announcement.

Nick Jackson, CEO of the Welsh Mountain Zoo, said: “We are delighted with the latest announcement that outdoor tourist attractions in Wales are able to re-open. This is the news that we have all been waiting for after a long and challenging winter. We will, of course be operating safely, with updated procedures available, in advance of a visit, on our website.

“We can’t wait to see our friends and supporters again just in time for a sunny Spring reopening.”

Nick added:“We’d also like to take this opportunity to thank our friends and supporters for the great lengths they have gone to over the past year to support the zoo charity."

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Re: Welsh Mountain Zoo
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2021, 04:14:40 pm »
THE Welsh Mountain Zoo is looking for volunteers.

The Colwyn Bay attraction was able to re-open today (Monday, April 26).

Tickets must be purchased in advance via the zoo's website.

All indoor animal houses and close contact viewing areas remain closed in line with Covid restrictions and the Safari Restaurant and Zoolicious Sweet Shop will be offering a takeaway service.

A spokesperson for the zoo said: "We are currently looking for volunteers to help ensure our visitors have a safe and welcoming day out and enjoy a great day out in a safe space."

Anyone interested in supporting the zoo can email education@welshmountainzoo.org

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« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2021, 01:24:49 pm »
A ZOO’s ability to welcome back customers has been described as ‘amazing’ but there is a “long road ahead” to return to normal.

The frank admission was made by Welsh Mountain Zoo director of operations and administration Jen Jesse, as the attraction was allowed to welcome to its first visitors back on Monday, April 26.

The site has been closed since December in-line with Covid restrictions.

Ms Jesse said: “We were delighted to be able to welcome our first visitors back to the zoo since our closure.

“There is no doubt that these past months have been challenging and there is a long road ahead of us. However, to see the smiling faces of visitors arriving through our gates on Monday was so pleasing for the whole team.

“Our friends and supporters have been truly amazing throughout this period and we are so humbled by the efforts they have gone to, to support us. We also thank two grant-giving charities and Welsh Government for their funding support.

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« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2021, 04:01:59 pm »
THE Welsh Mountain Zoo has now completed its ambitious £1million redevelopment of the snow leopard’s new enclosure, ‘Silk Road’.

‘Silk Road’ recreates the mountainous regions in which the vulnerable species lives in the wild.

The snow leopard enclosure has been designed to offer visitors a nose-to-nose visual experience through glass, whilst an elevated walkway journeys around the site, offering panoramic views across the zoo, located in Colwyn Bay, and the surrounding Carneddau Mountains.

Jen Jesse, director of Operations and Administration, said: “It’s wonderful to finally see this fantastic space completed and the snow leopards firmly settled in.

"Our keeping team did an excellent job in ensuring that the move went smoothly and after a period of familiarisation with their new surroundings, the pair were given access to the main enclosure and have since been exploring their new home.

“The Silk Road is an important chapter in the 58-year history of the Zoo. This new enclosure will add something totally different and unique to visitors, both new and returning.”

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Re: Welsh Mountain Zoo...Half price tickets
« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2021, 10:19:39 am »
The Welsh Mountain Zoo is hosting its annual Community Weekend with residents being offered half price entry for a series of special events.

These include a bird feeding display, feeding sea lions, live music, storytelling, stalls and children's activities.

Charlotte Dykes, marketing manager at the Welsh Mountain Zoo, said: “We’ve had so much love and support from the local community throughout the pandemic, that we wanted to say thank you and put on a really special weekend.

“We ask that visitors pre book online and then bring along proof of their address on the day. We’re seeing a good demand for tickets at the moment, so we would advise anyone interested to get booking as soon as possible.”

Proof of address will be required for half price tickets.

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