DUDLEY ZOO: Beloved local attraction will re-open on April 12
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Spring is in the air at Dudley Zoo and Castle and the animals are on the lookout for visitors ahead of reopening on April 12.
Admission tickets are now on sale for the Castle Hill attraction, which has been closed since January 5, with lots of baby animals and new arrivals awaiting visitors!
Zoo Director Derek Grove, said: “We’re delighted to be able to welcome back members of the public on site in less than a fortnight.
“This is the third and longest lockdown we’ve endured in a year, which has again been incredibly costly for a charity such our ours.
“In the last 12 months we’ve lost around £800,000, so reopening can’t come soon enough as we’ve carried on as normal with our usual day-to-day care of our exotic animal collection.
“During the last few months it’s been really encouraging to receive lots of messages from visitors who are looking forward to returning and seeing all of our recent arrivals and development work across the site, so there’ll be lots of new things to see, including a Colombian black spider monkey, gelada, ring-tailed lemur, Bactrian camel and Barbary sheep.
“And we’ve worked hard to ensure visitors can return for a fun day out and all our previous safety measures, including pre-booked online tickets only, timed entry slots, reduced visitor numbers, a one-way system and hand sanitising stations around the 40-acre site remain in place ready and waiting to protect our staff, animals and public.”
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