Bristol Zoological Society

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Bristol Zoological Society Appeal

2020 has been an incredibly challenging year, in fact, the most challenging year in our 185-year history - and we now urgently need your support to survive.

We are currently facing a multi-million-pound loss for 2020 and with limits on visitor numbers likely to be in place during 2021 also, we will continue to feel the impact of Coronavirus for the foreseeable future.  

We rely on the spring and summer months to generate much-needed income to support our work for the entire year. Despite reopening our two attractions in the summer after prolonged closures, we limited our visitor capacity on site to maintain social distancing and to ensure the safety of our visitors, staff and volunteers. 

This meant we have been unable to make up the huge shortfall in income lost due to the Coronavirus pandemic and we now urgently need your help to simply survive.

The Society continues to be unable to take advantage of the Government’s Zoo Animals Fund, due to the financial reserves that we had in place as a registered charity. Our fixed costs are high and the expense of caring for our animals is considerable. We continue to run our conservation breeding programmes as well as our conservation field projects across four continents.

Facing a multi-million-pound loss both this year and next, puts us in a dire financial position. Our future is at risk and we urgently need your help, now more so than ever before.

Please help us by giving to the BZS Appeal by visiting . You can also help through spreading the word to others and fundraising on our behalf. Please contact for help and support.


I hope to see you soon.

Take care and stay well.

 Dr Justin Morris

Chief Executive



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