Thursday, 26 May 2011

Bank Holiday Weekend and “Love Your Zoo Week”


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Press Release – 25 May 2011


A special “Love Your Zoo Quiz Trail” is taking place at Seaview Wildlife to celebrate “Love Your Zoo Week” when it is launched next week.

The campaign runs from Monday, May 30 to Sunday, June 5, and is being launched this year by the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA). Its aim is to encourage people to visit their local BIAZA zoos, aquariums and wildlife parks - not only for a fun day out, but also to learn just how much is being done for conservation, education and research.

Lorraine Adams, Director of Seaview Wildlife, said: “We’ve created a fun ‘Love Your Zoo Quiz Trail’ for families who would like to take a walk on the wild side with us during this celebratory week. The quiz trail combines with our nine daily ‘hands-on wildlife events’ for a fun, educational and interactive day out for people of all ages - allowing close encounters with an amazing array of birds and animals! We hope Islanders and visitors from further afield will join us in celebrating this event.”

More than 70 zoos, aquariums and wildlife centres across the UK will also be taking part in the campaign.

For more information on Love Your Zoo week or for special promotional offers visit


For further information please contact:

Jules Brittan, General Manager, Seaview Wildlife Encounter, Mobile: 077477 95077 (Mon-Thurs), Email:

Note: Seaview Wildlife Encounter became a full member of BIAZA in March this year.


BIAZA, British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums

BIAZA is a conservation education and scientific wildlife charity, which acts as the principal professional zoo body representing the responsible zoo and aquarium community in the UK. With 100 members, its role is to develop and spread best practice within the UK and international zoo community, combining lobbying and campaigning with the development of policy in collaboration with the government and scientific organisations. BIAZA members support around 700 projects every year by providing financial support in excess of £10 million and by supplying skills, staff and equipment for conservation programmes worldwide. charity number: 248553

10 Reasons Why You Should Love Your (BIAZA) Zoo/Aquarium/Wildlife Park

1. More than 25 million people visit BIAZA’s member organisations every year – they are a great day out!

2. More than 1,200,000 people come to BIAZA member organisations each year on an organised educational visit – visiting your local zoo is a fun way to learn about animals!

3. BIAZA members participate in about 500 research projects every year, many of these measuring behaviour with the aim of improving animal welfare – you are helping us learn about helping wildlife

4. BIAZA members participate in about 700 conservation projects every year

5. They contribute about £10m a year to field projects

6. BIAZA members contribute about £645m to the national economy

7. They create about 11,007 jobs

8. By visiting zoos you are helping to safeguard the future of vulnerable, threatened and endangered species

9. You can visit more than 2,000 different species of animal!

10. By visiting your local zoo or aquarium you are doing a good thing by taking the time to appreciate our wildlife and hopefully being inspired to make a difference.            


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