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SUMMER OF LOVE FOR ANIMALS…

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Date: 03/08/2018

West Midland Safari Park will be spending the summer fundraising for some of the most vulnerable and endangered species on the planet.

The Park’s annual Summer Nights event will this year focus on raising awareness for different animals each week, including bumblebees, Sumatran tigers, penguins, Grévy’s zebras and African elephants.

All five campaigns aim to highlight the plight of each animal in the wild and will be working alongside different charities who strive to educate, conserve and protect these magnificent creatures.

To raise as much awareness as possible, there will be various activities taking place during Summer Nights. Guests can take part in competitions, write a message on the Conservation Wish Tree and enjoy animal-related crafts in the Safari Academy.

Additionally, there will be a chance to win a VIP Experience related to each animal every week. These exclusive experiences are a great opportunity to get up close and personal to these fantastic animals and to learn more about their daily routines and personalities.

Katie McDonald, Research and Conservation Officer, said: “We are so pleased to be able to champion five different conservation causes during the summer holidays. Every one of the charities we are working for supports animals to which West Midland Safari Park is particularly committed, either because we have them in our collection, like Grévy’s zebra and Sumatran tigers, or in the case of bumblebees because we want to encourage them onto our site.”

She continued: “Just like our chosen conservation animals themselves, the threats to wildlife are very varied. However, there is a common theme; all these creatures are struggling in the wild because of human activity making their natural environment less hospitable for them. Our activities during the summer will show that some human actions can help not harm these fantastic animals. Please come and help us support these innovative conservation projects!”

As well as being able to see each of the five animals featured, Summer Nights guests can look forward to the Adventure Theme Park being open late, extra animal shows, encounters and a visit to the brand new Ice Age exhibit.

Summer Nights will run from 28 July to 2 September with extended opening hours of 9:30-20:30 (last entry at 18:00). The standard admission charge is £24.00 for adults, £19.00 for children aged 3-15 and £22.00 for concessions. Children under the age of three years are admitted free of charge. Admission includes a Free Return Ticket. Adventure Theme Park rides are charged extra.

Further information and discounted tickets are available from the Park’s website www.wmsp.co.uk or by telephone 01299 402114. You can find out more on the Safari Park’s official Facebook page: www.facebook.com/WestMidSafari.