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COMMUNITY: 'Hometime' goes behind-the-scenes at the zoo

COMMUNITY: 'Hometime' goes behind-the-scenes at the zoo

Tuesday 07 April 2020

COMMUNITY: 'Hometime' goes behind-the-scenes at the zoo


From animal antics to the keepers' activities...islanders are being given a rare opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes look at the activities of Jersey Zoo as part of a new lockdown wellbeing platform.

The Government has launched a ‘Hometime’ Facebook community group to help islanders while 'stay at home' measures are in effect.

Each week, the content will focus on a different theme, including health and wellbeing, learning and island heritage.

It will include information, guidance and advice from Mind Jersey, Digital Jersey, as well a range of health and wellbeing providers. 

Durrell will also be taking part, providing a rare insight into the activities of the animal keepers and the rest of the zoo team.

“While Jersey Zoo has closed its doors to the public, the work of Durrell doesn’t stop, and we want to help Islanders keep up-to-date with our animals,” Alex Shears, Director of Communications and Fundraising at Durrell, said.

“We’ll be providing resources to educate, inspire and entertain people at home, as well as a behind-the-scenes look at what our keepers are doing." 

The ‘Hometime’ group is open to the public and members will also have the opportunity to share content they think will help other people stay healthy and well.

“Coronavirus has plunged the world into uncertainty and the constant news about the pandemic may well be taking its toll on people’s mental health,” James Le Feuvre, from Mind Jersey, said.

“While we’re continuing to maintain most of our services over telephone, WhatsApp and video conferencing, we’re delighted to be working with the Government of Jersey to help more people access services, so they can stay mentally well in the coming weeks.”

CLICK HERE to join the Hometime group.

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