The Bewdley-based Safari Park has raised over £15,000, thanks to the efforts staff and visitors. It will be split between animal charities and projects chosen for the work they do in conserving some of the most threatened species in the world.
Supporting the fundraising initiatives, local artist Zaza Shelley created beautiful limited edition prints of the Park’s animals. So far, the exclusive prints have raised nearly £600, which will also be donated to selected animal charities.
The privately-owned West Midlands Safari Park, which turned over in excess of £17 million in 2016/17, also reported an increase in visitor numbers in that year which it attributes to its policy of continuous investment and improvement of the visitor experience.
Zaza Shelley said, “I am thrilled and honoured to have had the opportunity in 2017 to support the Safari Park with fundraising for their chosen conservation charities. I was allowed access to the Park to draw, photograph and paint the animals, which I hugely enjoyed.”