Taking to social media yesterday (Thursday), the Newchurch-based attraction said that during the past 4 months they have not made enough money to ensure survival through to Easter 2021. The business has been severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic throughout 2020.
As a zoo, Amazon World is asking the Government for help but this is not guaranteed and even if successful the funding won’t cover all of the monthly running costs.
The team says that not knowing if they will definitely be able to open again in December is also causing extra worry, although it does appear that the current lockdown will end on 2nd December.
Amazon World says they need your help now more than ever to save the zoo. Islanders are being asked to donate to a new crowdfunding page at https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/save-our-zoo-2020, adopt one of the amazing animals by visiting http://www.amazonworld.co.uk/pdf/animal_adoption.pdf or donate fresh veg to help feed the animals.
A spokesperson has said:
“Thank you so much to everyone for all your kind offers of support once again, your support throughout the year already has helped tremendously but the worry is not over”.