Tomorrow’s the big day and the excitement is building! It’s almost six months since the June floods and after a mammoth effort by hundreds of people, the island is once again ready for visitors.
We asked our Facebook friends what they’re most looking forward to when the zoo reopens tomorrow:
This is just a tiny selection of the responses we received; it seems every one of our animals has a fan out there. And then of course there’s ZOOLIGHTS! It’s a highlight of our calendar every year, but given recent events, this year it’s more special than ever. It’s great to know that you’re all as excited as we are.
But remember – even though the island is reopening, there’s still more work to be done. The flooding caused structural damages estimated at $50 million, with another $10 million of estimated operating losses. You can help us in our continuing efforts to rebuild the zoo and as we begin to implement our master plan too – find out how.
(Header photograph by Darren Roberts Photography)