- May 29th Newquay Zoo - http://www.newquayzoo.org.uk/
- May 30th Hobbledown, Epsom, Surrey - http://www.hobbledown.com/
BIAZA zoos have zoological collections that are licensed under zoo licensing legislation and they do more than comply with zoo legislation in Britain & Ireland.
“Do they have an important role to play in conservation?” asks Bill Oddie. “Yes. I believe they do.”
“Over one million people – mainly children – apparently visit BIAZA collections on an “organised educational visit” each year, which to me suggests good zoos are already doing a great job of educating future curators of the planet, and that’s why I’m taking my bird food recipes team on tour to support them,” explains Bill.
Bill Oddie & his bird food recipes team will be giving away free “goodies” and giving a short talk to explain how easy it is to welcome wildlife into a garden.
“We can all do our bit for nature - what could be easier than filling a bird feeder with high-quality bird food and providing fresh drinking and bathing water? Switch off the Xbox, hide the iPad. Let’s encourage youngsters to explore what’s happening on their doorstep. Come along to the “Love Your Zoo” Tour and we’ll show you how easy it is to attract wildlife into your garden.”
Bill Oddie’s Bird Food Recipes are available online at www.billoddiesbirdfood.co.uk and in store at Sainsbury’s and Wilkinson.
Haith’s bird foods can be found online at www.haiths.com
Please visit http://www.loveyourzoo.co.uk/zoos.html to see a full list of the zoos taking part in the "Love Your Zoo" event (Saturday May 24th – Saturday, May 31st, 2014)
The Love Your Zoo campaign was launched by BIAZA.
Its aim is to encourage people to visit their local BIAZA zoos and aquariums and to not only have a great day out, but also learn just how much they do for conservation, education and research.
Zoos, aquariums and wildlife centres across the UK will be taking part again this year and will be putting on a week of fun activities for you and your family.