Crowdfund Dartmoor Zoo

Tuesday 11th November 2014 at 10:54am by George Hyde


On the 17th of November, Dartmoor Zoo will embark on a bold new chapter in the story that began in 2006 when the Mee family bought Dartmoor Zoo to prevent the majority of the animals from being destroyed.

Since then, despite the release of the Hollywood film 'We Bought a Zoo' which was based on the bestselling book by Benjamin Mee, the Zoo's Director, the threat to the zoo remains. Two global recessions and five of the wettest English summers on record have shown that this zoo needs to shift its centre of gravity from dependence on seasonal tourists towards becoming a charity focusing on research and education. This process is already well underway. 

People from around the world have been inspired by this story of hope, and now everyone can actively participate in keeping this hope alive. 

You can join Benjamin Mee in this incredible Crowdfund to secure the future of Dartmoor Zoo, launching on 17 November 2014, which will enable the zoo to become a charity, based on Dartmoor, for the next 100 years.

If you would like to show your support please visit the Thunderclap page here or use the link above and sign up! The Thunderclap is a tool which allows us to spread the word about our campaign through social media when it goes live on 17th November at 10am.

You can also read more information about our crowdfund campaign in the blog here.

Thank you!