#LoveYourZoo week is an annual nationwide event which coincides with May half-term where BIAZA (British & Irish Association of Zoos & Aquariums) members hold a range of activities to promote the important work they do with regards to conservation, education and research. This year the campaign runs from Saturday, 27 May to Sunday, 4 June and participating zoos, aquariums, wildlife and safari parks are offering a range of fun-filled activities to suit all ages.
More than 23 million people visit BIAZA’s member organisations every year, with more than 1.3 million people on an organised educational visit. BIAZA members participate in 700 research projects every year, many of these measuring behaviour with the aim of improving animal welfare, and they participate in more than 500 conservation projects every year. They also contribute about £11millon a year to field conservation projects.