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Bristol Zoological Society
Bristol Zoological Society
Bear Wood Appeal

Bear Wood Appeal

Why we need your help

Bears once roamed our woodlands, help bring them back and protect native wildlife for future generations.


Bear Wood is an exciting new development due to open at Wild Place Project in 2019. The exhibit will transport guests back in time to when the woodland was inhabited by European brown bears, European wolves, Eurasian lynx and wolverine, showing the effects of woodland loss on our native animals. It is the story of what was, where we are now and what is still at stake.


British ancient woodland is the richest habitat for wildlife in the UK, providing a home for hundreds of species of animals and plants. 98% of British woodland has been destroyed due to climate change, urbanisation and intensive agriculture. Our native wildlife is now under threat and needs protecting.


Thank you for supporting the Bear Wood Appeal, protecting the future of our native wildlife and enabling us to inspire the next generation to care for our woodlands.


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Ros Allen

Bear wood charity abseil

Louise Bebbington

Bear Wood Charity Abseil

Liz Bennell

Bear Wood Charity Abseil

Rebecca Cole

Bear Wood Charity Abseil

Hollis Morgan Estate Agent and Auctioneer

Hollis Morgan's Opera Picnic

Dave Eyre

Bear Wood Charity Abseil

Robert French

Abseil for Bear wood down Gardiner Haskins b

Holly Hill

Bear Wood Charity Abseil

Holly Hill


Rosie McCulloch

Bear Wood Charity Abseil


Dec 06, 2019

Claire Mitchell

(plus 2.50 giftaid)

Jul 22, 2019

Paul Hardstaff

In appreciation of Dominic (car park) and Winter (office) in finding and restoring to me the wristwatch I lost in the car park on 21st July, a donation of 1 for each year I've worn it. I hope my grandchildren will bring me to Wild Place again soon.

Jul 14, 2019


Gift recognising Hollis Morgan event 13/7/19

(plus 12.50 giftaid)

May 11, 2019



Apr 01, 2019


(plus 1.25 giftaid)

Feb 13, 2019

Jo niblett

(plus 3.75 giftaid)

Jan 25, 2019



Jan 03, 2019


Dec 22, 2018


(plus 5.00 giftaid)

Oct 30, 2018


It's a fantastic project. It's so important for young people to connect with and care about nature our plants animals and environment Hope it's a great success and just the beginning of us learning to share this land with these wonderful creatures.

(plus 2.50 giftaid)

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