Staff members from Wild Place Project are calling upon companies and individuals to join them in climbing the iconic Welsh Three Peaks, to help save giraffe from extinction.
The fundraising mission, taking place on Saturday 9 July, will involve scaling Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) in the north of Wales, Cadair Idris in mid-Wales and Pen y Fan in the south – a combined height of 9,500ft.
A target of £750,000 has been set to build the state-of-the-art giraffe house and support projects that protect the species in the wild.
It will be constructed in the ‘Edge of Africa’ exhibit, and will allow visitors to come-face-to-face with the mammals whose numbers have significantly decreased in the past 15 years - falling from 140,000 to fewer than 80,000.
Nigel Simpson, head of operations at Wild Place Project, said:
“There are now fewer giraffe left in the wild than African elephants, so this is a hugely important mission for us. Get in touch if you would like to join us in raising awareness and funding as well as to feel a personal sense of achievement climbing the peaks.”
Entry costs £135 per person, which includes mountain guides, travel, accommodation, food and refreshments. Participants are asked to raise funds through sponsorship.
Wild Place Project is a fun, family attraction that provides outdoor adventure and play and learning. Visitors can meet amazing animals from across the world, including cheetahs, wolves and zebra, as well as okapi, red-river hogs and eland.
It was opened by the Bristol Zoological Society in 2013 with an emphasis on protecting threatened habitats on our doorsteps and around the globe.
For more information about visiting Wild Place Project, and find out other ways to support the Giraffe House Appeal, visit www.wildplace.org.uk.