Mountain challengers far exceed peak target!
Published: 29th Jul 2014Following a successful but arduous 24 hours back in early July, keepers from Newquay Zoo (Nicole Howarth, Emma Sweetland and Johanna Bellerby , along with staff from five other Zoos)…
Following a successful but arduous 24 hours back in early July, keepers from Newquay Zoo (Nicole Howarth, Emma Sweetland and Johanna Bellerby , along with staff from five other Zoos) have managed to far exceed their fundraising target of £2000 with a grand total of over £3000 – all funds will go directly to ‘Selamatkan Yaki’, a local conservation project in Sulawesi which aims to save the Sulawesi crested black macaque (Macaca nigra) through a local program of education and habitat protection. Macaca nigra is classified as critically endangered by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) due to hunting and deforestation throughout their range.
Senior primate keeper, Nicole Howarth said,
‘We are absolutely delighted with the amount we have raised and want to thank all our supporters, many of which are local to Newquay Zoo. It was a really tough challenge but it’s all worth it when you see the total money raised! £3000 will go a long way and really boost the conservation efforts of our colleagues in Sulawesi’.
All their colleagues at the Zoo are extremely proud of their achievement.