Dublin Zoo fundraising passes €1 million on first day
Absolutely love to see it.
The staff at Dublin Zoo have taken to Twitter to express their gratitude after their fundraising efforts surpassed the €1 million mark on the first day. Yesterday we revealed that the zoo, which has suffered considerable financial strain since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, launched a public fundraising appeal in a bid to keep its doors open.
The cost of keeping Dublin Zoo open amounts to a whopping €500,000 each month to feed, house, and care for the animals.
#SaveDublinZoo began trending on social media yesterday as a massive outpouring of support for the much loved zoo emerged. Since then, Dublin Zoo has revealed that that they've raised €1 million, and they've thanked the public for all the support in such a short space of time:
❤ Save Dublin Zoo ❤
Orang’ of applause to you all!
Never in our wildest dreams did we think we’d get here - let alone this soon!
We have reached a mind blowing €1,000,000 – and it’s all thanks to you!
— Dublin Zoo (@DublinZoo) November 18, 2020
Sharing their appreciation they thanked the public and encouraged people to keep donating, "Thank you from the bottom of our hearts – we really couldn’t do this without you! We still need your help, so please keep spreading the word #SaveDublinZoo Donate, fundraise or adopt an animal at dublinzoo.ie Much love from a very emotional Dublin Zoo Team."
Dublin Zoo is currently closed to the public due to coronavirus restrictions, but its care team are still looking after over 400 animals - to support the 'Save Dublin Zoo' campaign, you can make a donation, or adopt an animal through the zoo's new adoption packs, here.