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Top awards for Jersey Zoo

Top awards for Jersey Zoo

Saturday 27 May 2017

Top awards for Jersey Zoo

Jersey Zoo has won three gold medals and a sliver at a prestigious wildlife awards ceremony in the UK.

BIAZA – the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums – which was founded in 1966 - aims to promote conservation and education – and has more than 100 members. Its awards, which recognise best practice across a broad spectrum of categories, were presented at a gala dinner in Hull.

The zoo’s gold medals were for its conservation project returning the red-billed chough to the Island; for a research project – assessing the global zoo response to the amphibian crisis through 20 year trends in captive collections; and for photography – for a picture by Charles Wylie entitled ‘Monitoring Livingstone’s Fruit Bat Flight’.

There was also a silver award for the zoo’s popular keeper talks.

Dr Kirsten Pullen CEO of BIAZA, said: “Our annual awards ceremony recognises excellence in the work being carried out by our zoos and aquariums as well as our associate members. Our community is committed to conservation, education, research, and having the highest levels of animal welfare and this is highlighted by the incredibly high standard of award submissions this year. I am delighted that Jersey Zoo has achieved so many awards this year”. 

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