We’ve got our work cut out.
Major developments for Fife Zoo include the renovation of a third building to house the animal feed preparation and stores, veterinary hospital rooms, staff/ volunteer room, staff offices and multi-purpose classrooms and meeting rooms – all essential for a modern zoo! And then, of course, there’s the animals . . .
Creating a home for animals
Our biggest job is to create new, purpose-built, natural habitats that promote natural behaviours, including mixed species exhibits, walk through and immersive exhibits, whereby visitors can become immersed in a series of mini-safaris, with people and animals brought together in the same habitat.
The zoo will be split into geographic zones, allowing people to explore a variety of habitats, from the African savannah to Asian rainforests and the South American pantanal.
Fife Zoo will become members of the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA) and the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA). This will allow us to become members of all of the breeding programmes for animals living at the zoo, as well as make sure they get the best care and husbandry and be part of a huge variety of field conservation projects!
So far, we’ve had no funding for the zoo. Everything we’ve done has been funded by us, by Africafé and by Sloth Play.