Makalu helps raise money!

Youngest snow leopard, Makalu, has topped the DZG adoption list for festive gifts and helped raise in excess of £8,000 for zoo funds.

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In the run-up to Christmas the zoo’s marketing team sent out more than 200 adoptions for many of the zoo’s animals, although one year-old snow leopard, Makalu proved to be the most popular choice, closely followed by 23 month-old giraffe, Kito and our Humboldt penguins.

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Marketing Manager Andrea Hales, said: “Adoption packages are always popular at this time of year and it’s interesting to see which animal comes out on top.

“They make fantastic gifts for any occasion and the money generated from sales is ploughed straight back into the zoo.

“We use the funds to continue our vital conservation programmes as well as purchasing treats and toys for the animals, so we’re delighted to have raised so much over the festive period.”

Why not consider a DZG animal adoption during 2016?

Priced £30 or £45, packages include a certificate, fact sheet, admission and a photo of your chosen animal.

And with over 200 species of animal to choose from on site, there’s plenty of choice!