02/11/2020

Bristol Zoo Gardens and Wild Place Project closure due to second national lockdown

It is with great sadness that we have to announce the temporary closure of both Bristol Zoo Gardens and Wild Place Project​ for a second time.

We have welcomed over 250,000 visitors back to enjoy our spaces and see our wonderful animals, since reopening in the summer. However, in line with Government Guidance, due to the second national lockdown, we have closed our doors to visitors from closing time on Wednesday 4 November.

We understand that this closure may have interrupted plans for many of our visitors and supporters, and we will be in touch very soon with our Members, Annual Pass Holders and those that have booked tickets.

Please be assured that our keepers and vet teams will continue working hard behind the scenes, to provide the high standard of care that our animals are used to.

Bristol Zoological Society, which operates Bristol Zoo Gardens and Wild Place Project, is a conservation and education charity and relies on the generous support of the public not only to fund its important work at Wild Place and Bristol Zoo, but also its vital conservation and research projects spanning four continents.

Earlier this year, we launched a fundraising appeal to ensure the future of our work ‘saving wildlife together’. Now faced with a second closure, the BZS Appeal is more important than ever. We understand that these are difficult times and your priorities remain closer to home. But, if you are able to donate, please do, and let others know of the BZS Appeal. This is hugely appreciated. To find out more, or if you can help by making a donation, please visit our appeal page.

Thank you for your support and understanding and please keep checking the Wild Place and Bristol Zoo websites and social media channels for updates.

For more information please read our closure FAQs.

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