Funds for camels

Our Bactrian camel family were in the spotlight on Saturday as they helped us raise awareness and funds for their critically endangered wild counterparts.

As part of our World Camel Day celebrations we raised £357.50 for The Wild Camel Protection Foundation, a UK based charity which works to protect the wild species and its habitat.

Farm Section Leader, Lesley Lewis, said: “We had a wonderful day and it was great to see so many people learning more about our camels and joining in our themed games.

As part of keepers’ fundraising efforts, we held a guess the name of the large cuddly camel, toy, which was named Bertie and won by Steve Wood – pictured below – while we also held a raffle for an adoption of one of our trio, which was won by Susan Harrison.

Plus the amount was boosted by sales of dress-up camel tails and Saturday’s sales of nectar pots in Lorikeet Lookout.

Lesley added: “Thank you to everyone who supported our cause and helped us raise a great amount for the charity. Hopefully we also managed to spread the important conservation message about the threats of the wild species too.”