Your Help Needed

Whilst we are temporarily closed due to COVID-19, our zoo keepers are caring for all of our 87 species of our 400+ animals, every single day, with the same love, care and dedication they deserve. No one knows how long this closure will last, and that poses a big challenge for us.

This year more than ever, Dartmoor Zoo needs your support. Since closing our doors in March, the zoo has lost hundreds of thousands of pounds in critical funds. We have been heartened by the generosity of the public so far but along with others, we need more.

Even after making considerable cuts, we still need to raise £45,000 a month to help us care for our animals and give them everything they need. Therefore, our weekly fundraising target is £11,500.

Dartmoor Zoo depends on income from fundraising events and admissions from our visitors, so the animals now rely solely on your generosity.

Although you cannot see them, you can still help them. Your donation today will support our important work, helping people helping wildlife, here at our zoo and around the world.

We understand that this is a difficult time for everyone, however, if you are able to make a financial contribution of any size, please do what you can to support us.

Together, we can overcome this challenge, and we cannot wait until we are able to welcome you back.

We need your help!

Please can you support our Gelada campaign to help us create the perfect new home for 4 male Geladas?

These will be the largest primate species at Dartmoor Zoo. They are mostly grass-eaters and are the last surviving species of ancient grazing primates that were once numerous.

Geladas spend most of their day sitting down, plucking and munching on grasses and herbs.

Their natural habitat is under threat in Ethiopia, from farming and human destruction.


Our first Golf Day that was due to take place on Friday 12th June 2020 at Boringdon Golf Park, is now obviously postponed. Please check back and watch our social media for a new date to be announced.

For more information email partnership@dartmoorzoo.co.uk

Thank you!

We had an incredible response and we thank each and every one of you that donated to this recycling campaign. Watch our social media to keep up to date with news of how much it’s raised.