Sadly we all live in a world where many species of both plants and animals are on the under threat and on the brink of extinction. In this situation zoos form a global community that works together to maximise their impact on global conservation.
Plant Plan have linked up with our local zoo, Twycross, who as part of this global community, contribute to conservation in many ways. They currently have approximately 150 different species in their care, and many of these are enrolled in vital conservation breeding programs.
Plant Plan assist them in their work by providing planting for their enclosures and the Tropical House. And in the words of Head Keeper Tony Dobbs “Large living plants and trees are essential for the animals we care for at the zoo. As our animals are part of conservation breeding programmes it is important that they can express their natural behaviours in a variety of ways, the plants provide great climbing frames and allow the animals to hide away if they want to. These plants have the added bonus of making our enclosures look natural, and our visitors can understand how important natural habitats are to our animals. This is an important message particularly as habitats around the world are being destroyed. We are extremely pleased to be working with Plant Plan and are grateful for their support.”