Dublin Zoo’s battle for survival

Dublin Zoo has reopened, but with restricted visiting conditions and the loss of income over the summer, it has a difficult few months ahead

6th December, 2020
Dublin Zoo’s battle for survival
Dr Christoph Schwitzer, director of Dublin Zoo, pictured with the Jinpa the Red Panda. Picture: Marc O’Sullivan

Under normal circumstances, spending a morning as the only civilian walking around Dublin Zoo would be a dream come true. This year, however, it’s a bleak signal of the financial crisis in one of Ireland’s most beloved attractions.

Last month, Dublin Zoo announced a fundraising drive (its first since the 1990s), asking people for financial support to keep the organisation running during its closure over the Covid-19 pandemic.

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