TUSK Charity Event raises over £15,000

Protecting the future of animals in Africa

Earlier this summer, Woburn Safari Park held a charity fortnight in aid of animal conservation charity TUSK which included a stall in the leisure area, mini-VIP trips to see some of the animals up close and a fantastic evening safari and the chance to spend time with the Asian elephant herd out in the Woburn woodland.

Everyone at Woburn Safari Park is thrilled to be able to announce that just over £15,000 was raised for this important and worthwhile charity. There were five projects that the staff at WSP chose to support with the fundraising, which were:

- Big Life Foundation

Lewa Wildlife Conservancy

- Mount Kenya Trust 

- Mountain Bongo Surveillance Programme

- Ruaha Carnivore Project

Visitors enjoyed up close encounters with rhino, antelope, lemurs, penguins and many more animals over the two weeks. On Thursday 25th August, guests joined keepers for a guided off road tour of the Road Safari before joining the herd of Asian elephants in the Woburn woodland for a walk and a chance to learn all about the species from their dedicated team of keepers. 

Tusk Evening Safari

TUSK CEO, Charlie Mayhew, then gave a wonderful talk back in the Safari Lodge on the fantastic conservation work that TUSK do out in Africa before guests enjoyed a BBQ overlooking the animal enclosures. 

Thank you to everyone that came to see us over the fortnight, enjoyed a mini-VIP trip and supported this worthwhile cause.