Over £40,000 raised for conservation in 2015
Working hard to conserve...
Woburn Safari Park would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has visited in 2015 and to those who donated to one of our many charity events that have taken place this year.
It is important for the keepers that they dedicated a few days each year to promote the conservation stories of some of the animals living at the park and make visitors aware of the dangers they face in the wild. This year, there were eight events, with a total of over £40,000 raised for important conservation charities.
Elephant Appreciation Weekend
This event took place over the Easter weekend and the herd of Asian elephants had an extra special addition to help their fundraising this year... eight-month old calf, Tarli.
The elephant keepers held raffles, extra talks and demonstrations on the herd, as well as giving visitors the opportunity to have their picture taken with one of the adult females. The year of fundriasing has so far seen over £30,000 raised for the International Elephant Foundation.
Save The Rhino
Back in May, keepers raised money for Save The Rhino International, a charity that works hard to protect rhino species out in the wild. Keepers gave visitors the chance to get up close to the lovely herd at Woburn Safari Park with mini VIP Up Close Encounters.
There was also face painting and raffles, and altogether, over £8,500 was raised for these majestic animals. Main image is of keeper Sarah and our Save The Rhino mascot.
ALTA Charity Day
The team of keepers who work down in Kingdom of the Carnivores, put together a brilliant weekend to raise money for the Amur Tiger and Leopard Alliance.
Featured were mini VIP trips to see the three Amur tigers living at the park - Neurka, Elton and Minerva - up close. There was also raffles, with prizes including afternoon tea for two at The Woburn Hotel and a special champagne VIP Big Cat Breakfast Experience. Altogether, the weekend raised more than £1,450 for the charity.Punta San Juan Project - protecting penguins
The Animal Encounters team put on a weekend of fundraising in August to 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.
The weekend consisted of special talks, feeds and raffles, with over £2,000 raised over the two days.
Thank you to everyone that has supported us during 2015!