Saturday, 17 May 2014

Bill Oddie to support the Love Your Zoo campaign

Wildlife expert and TV personality, Bill Oddie has joined British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ campaign to inspire kids about the natural world. The former Springwatch presenter will be taking part in Love Your Zoo Week, a campaign launched by BIAZA to teach people about the important role of zoos.

Bill said: “Good zoos play an important role in conservation. This seems to be the case for BIAZA zoos; good zoos know it’s no longer acceptable to just say “here’s some animals...come along and wonder at them. At the same time, they are raising funds for captive breeding programmes for endangered species and reintroducing them to the wild. Let’s also not forget that zoos offer people what could be their first contact with animals. Go your zoo!”

Love Your Zoo Week was launched in 2011 to encourage people to visit their local BIAZA zoos, aquariums and wildlife centres and not only have a fun day out, but also learn just how much they do for conservation, education and research.

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