Like all other UK zoos, Colchester Zoo is currently closed for a second extended period this year. Colchester Zoo is set in over 60 acres and cares for over 1,500 animals and needs about £20,000 per day (that’s over half a million pounds a month) to keep operating. With most of this income coming from ticket sales and visitor spending, the closure represents a very real threat.
The zoo has done its utmost to cut costs wherever possible, with many difficult decisions being made, but with no visitors these savings are being swallowed by the day to day running costs of the zoo. The majority of the zoo’s overseas conservation support via its charity Action for the Wild has had to cease whilst the zoo’s future is in jeopardy.
We've assembled a team of creative film-makers and performing artists (all of whom are providing their services for free) to bring the zoo to your homes through a two hour programme of entertainment, chat, music, facts, comedy, magic and of course animals.
The show will be premiered on Saturday 28th November 7pm - 9pm on the zoo's Facebook page.
Please help us help the zoo.
Simon J Frith
Producer / Director
Deadline Communications Ltd