The Education Department has the exciting responsibility of promoting public awareness of the natural world and its conservation through fun, interactive learning experiences.To accomplish that task, we provide a variety of general and specifically tailored programming at the Zoo and in the community for children and adults of all ages.
Becoming a Wildlife Champion gives you or your loved one the opportunity to sponsor a favorite Zoo animal!
Your generous donation goes directly to the Zoo’s mission of providing experiences that inspire people and motivate them to care for the natural world.
We offer several presentation options: a stage show, walk-around experience or booth/stationary display.
We have a collection of over 30 educational animals which travel off grounds for programs.
Two months ago a similar application from David Gill, the owner and founder of South Lakes Safari Zoo, was unanimously rejected after Government inspectors pointed out concerns over its management structure and veterinary care which it labelled "inadequate".
But Tuesday's application from Cumbria Zoo Company Limited (CZCL), which has operated the zoo since January, was approved after licensing committee members in Barrow-in-Furness were told the same inspection team was "highly encouraged" by improvements made under a new management team The Captive Animals' Protection Society (Caps) spoke out against the application for South Lakes Safari Zoo in Dalton-in-Furness, Cumbria.In the Wildlife Academy class "Spotlight: Penguins" children between the ages of 10 and 12 can get up close and personal with one of everyone's favorite flightless birds.Explore the Wildlife Academy Saturday, November 4 - Run wild at this year’s Zoo Zilla 5K!Members of Barrow Borough Council's licensing regulatory committee heard that Mr Gill had stepped away from all trading and management activities connected with the zoo, but the inspectors conceded there "might be some concern" that the present management team and senior staff are similar to the same team that worked under Mr Gill.Speaking at Barrow Town Hall in opposition, Maddy Taylor from Caps said the organisation was "disappointed" that councillors were being recommended to grant a four-year licence to CZCL.Join the Buffalo Zoo in a holiday tradition kicking off the most wonderful time of the year!