Resort zoo praised for vital work

Moanda and Njema at Blackpool Zoo

Moanda and Njema at Blackpool Zoo

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Blackpool Zoo’s vital work to save three of the most endangered mammal species in the world has been celebrated in a new report.

The British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA) has compiled the document, which outlines the top ten mammal species most reliant on zoos.

The list includes the critically endangered Western lowland gorilla, six of which call Blackpool Zoo home, as well as the Sumatran tiger and the San Martin titi monkey, which Blackpool supports through dedicated conservation and fund raising projects.

Darren Webster, managing director at Blackpool Zoo, said: “Our conservation work for animals across the world is vitally important to the survival of species under severe threat of extinction.”

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