April 15, 2020 4:02 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

If you have been watching the news you will have seen that the government is helping big businesses and people based charities, but they have seemingly overlooking Zoos and animal charities. The Raptor Foundation comes under both of these headings and has had to keep its keepers at work despite no income because we have a duty of care to the welfare of our animals. Our keepers have been doing a great job making sure the birds continue to get exercise and our reptiles and meerkats still get some interaction with people although it’s not the same as having visitors. That is apart from Pop one of our meerkats who during regular checks was found to be underweight compared to her sisters Snap and Crackle, Pop is now being cared for by our vet and is doing well and will hopefully be back home soon. Vet bills are one of the unseen costs in zoos but when an animal needs medical assistance there is no thought of cost it just goes straight to the vet, no matter what. This has not changed during this pandemic and why your support is needed even more. We would like to give our sincere thanks to all who have already donated.