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Penguin Charity Weekend 27-29th May

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On the bank holiday weekend of the 27th to 29th of May, the Animal Encounters team will be holding a special charity weekend to raise money for the Punta San Juan Project in Peru.

Come along to the park on 27th to 29th May and help raise awareness and much needed funds for the Punta San Juan Project in Peru, which is a marine reserve peninsula currently home to Peru's largest breeding population of Humboldt penguins. 

Visitors will be be able to get involved in lots of fun activities to help raise money and awareness for these beautiful birds, including raffles, lucky dips and special keeper talks and demonstrations taking place throughout the weekend. 

The Animal Encounters successfully raised over over £3,000 in 2016 for the Punta San Juan Project and are excited to support this project again this year. 

The Punta San Juan Project in Peru works towards protecting the Humboldt penguin, sea lions, guano birds and sea otters. The aim of the project is to protect areas of guano reserves which are crucial to the Humboldt penguins breeding.

Guano is sea bird droppings and are high in nitrates, meaning they're harvested every year to improve Peruvian agriculture. The project have now created a sustainable harvesting programme to allow farmers to harvest guano without directly affecting the breeding colonies of the Humboldt penguin and other sea birds.

More information and how to book tickets coming soon.