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As you enjoy watching Yang Guang, please consider a donation to feed him whilst we're closed this June 

A message from keeper, Alison: 

"Yang Guang is a very special boy with a sweet nature. He loves eating bamboo and gets through 20 kilograms every day - and I never forget his midnight snack to get him through the night!" 

“Many people are enjoying watching Yang Guang on our cameras during lockdown and we’ve offered our schools programme ‘Beyond the Panda’ for families to use at home on lessons, usually only available for schools." 

Did you know that, as a charity, we receive no government funding for our animals? Whilst the zoo is closed, it is a very challenging time. 

We are so grateful to everyone who has already donated to fund our food bill. Can you help now with a gift to feed and care for your favourite animals in June? 

£55 could buy lunch for Yang Guang. Please watch your gift in action as he is fed in front of you every day. 

"Best of luck to Alison, the Giant Panda keeper!  I hope they like the additional snacks - I have enjoyed watching Yang Guang munching through heaps of bamboo very much" - RZSS Donor, April 2020 

Yes I can help!

Thank you from Alison, our panda keeper

Did you know that we are a charity? Our doors are closed and we face a real challenge without visitor income to feed our animals. The good news is that you can help!

Please consider helping our animals like Yang Guang by giving an online donation today. Or you can donate by text. Just text ZOO plus the amount you’d like to donate to 70085 (e.g. ZOO5 to donate £5)*

Please continue to enjoy watching our animals – we hope to see you soon. In the meantime, take the best of care!

Help care for the animals you love now!

*Texts cost your donation amount plus one standard rate message and you’ll be opting in to hear more about our work and fundraising via telephone and SMS. If you’d like to give but do not wish to receive marketing communications, text ZOONOINFO to 70085





We would like to say a giant panda sized thank you to IndigoVision. Without their expertise and support we would not be able to provide this incredible view of the pandas. If you would like to find out more about IndigoVision and their Intelligent Video Solutions please visit: www.indigovision.com




We would also like to say thank you to Camvista who provide their expert video streaming services for all of our webcams.

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