100% PROFIT TO CHESTER ZOO Print of Chester Zoo's Elephant Herd
A print of one of my first ever paintings depicting the Asian elephant herd at Chester Zoo.
100% of profit from the sale of these prints will be donated directly to Chester Zoo who have been instructed by government to remain closed indefinitely due to Covid-19 lockdown measures. I am so lucky to be situated so close to this incredible zoo that focuses much of their work on protecting wild animal populations through conducting and supporting conservation projects globally, as well as ensuring their captive populations have an extremely high standard of welfare, with many endangered species also being a part of the captive breeding programme to increase numbers of these threatened species.
This print is 13cm high by 29.6cm wide and is printed on high quality 350GSM card which has a luxury feel. These will be packed securely in a sturdy cardboard box and sent by tracked mail.
I and so many others would be devastated to see this zoo struggle to survive as a result of the government's decision to keep them closed, so please do buy a print so that we can help Chester Zoo together!
Chester Zoo's statement reads:
"🐘🐢 SAVE OUR ZOO
As the UK’s biggest and most popular charity zoo, we’ve tried to stay positive during this pandemic.
Our conservationists have continued to prevent extinction, our virtual days have cheered up the nation, and our learning resources have helped thousands of home-schooling families.
We wanted to remain a beacon of hope.
We really tried.
But now, as the government has ordered that we may have to stay closed indefinitely, it hurts us to say that this crisis has left us fighting for our future.
Not being able to open, despite being a huge outdoor site with all the necessary safety measures in place, is having a devastating impact on our much-loved zoo. We’re heading towards debt in excess of £24m by the end of 2020 – this will financially cripple us. We need to raise £1.6m each month to keep going.
Meanwhile, we’re having to sit back and watch as people are piling onto beaches and into public parks, where there is no way of controlling numbers, no way of guaranteeing people are socially distanced and no way of ensuring safety. We, can do all of this.
We look on as, from this week, private gardens open up, while our own 128 acres of gardens and 16km of pathways remain closed, and under enormous financial pressure.
We REFUSE to cut corners when it comes to caring for the animals ❤️
We REFUSE to give up on our fight to prevent extinction 🌎
And because of that, we’ve now reached the point where we desperately NEED YOUR HELP 🙏
We need you to SAVE OUR ZOO...
To donate go to www.justgiving.com/campaign/ChesterZooFuture
For anything else go to www.chesterzoo.org/saveourzoo"