Closed petition Allow Zoos and Wildlife attractions to reopen with social distancing in place throughout Wales.

It is essential that zoos and wildlife attractions with their acres of land and wide open spaces are given immediate permission to reopen. With social distancing in place these facilities could be safer than other facilities, such as open air markets, already given permission to reopen.

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Zoos play a vital role in conservation, not only in Wales, but also around the world. Institutions spend millions annually funding conservation that helps to preserve the habitats and numbers of critically endangered animals.

This conservation has been put under threat by the continued closure of zoos, with many facing closure due to the lack of government support.

The cost of looking after animals doesn’t just disappear when visitors aren’t around and it is essential they be allowed to reopen immediately.

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