Zookeepers Self-Isolate In A Wildlife Park For 12 Weeks To Look After The Animals

In Cornwall, UK, heroic zookeepers have chosen to isolate in a wildlife sanctuary to make sure that the animals are taken care of for the duration of COVID-19. The sanctuary, Paradise Park, houses 1,200 animals including birds, pandas, penguins, and flamingos. They are living in a small building on the property where they each have a bedroom and share a kitchen.

Keeper Sarah-Jane feeding Scarlet the Red Panda with some panda cake this morning 🙂

Posted by Paradise Park on Wednesday, March 25, 2020

In their public statement, Paradise Park wrote “As we reach the point when the Park temporarily closes, everything is in place to ensure the birds and animals will be fed and cared for and have enriching opportunities every day. Three of our Keepers Izzy, Emily and Sarah-Jane have volunteered to move in at the Park for which we are very grateful. They are leaving their families, some of whom are following 12 week self-isolation periods. They will be supported by other Keepers on a daily basis, observing all the relevant guidelines.” .

As we reach the point when the Park temporarily closes, everything is in place to ensure the birds and animals will be…

Posted by Paradise Park on Friday, March 20, 2020

The keepers will have to stay in quarantine in the park for three months, however they say they are optimistic and look forward to spending time with and giving quality care to their animal friends.

Hello everyone,Spring is usually a hopeful time where we get an influx of visitors and we can breathe a sigh of…

Posted by Paradise Park on Wednesday, March 25, 2020

The Park is not sure when they are going to be able to reopen. Park director wrote ““The unknown is very worrying. Spring is usually a hopeful time where we get an influx of visitors and we can breathe a sigh of relief.It is now as if the rug has been pulled. I’m sure we will be ok. We are relying on the birds to show us the way. We will come out the other end.”

Self-isolating zookeepers

🐧🐼These zookeepers are self-isolating in their wildlife park to ensure all the animals are feed and watered 🥰

Posted by BBC Breakfast on Friday, March 27, 2020

They have launched a GoFundMe page here, where they are welcoming donations, big or small, from anyone who is able to offer a little bit of help to feed the animals and take care of medical bills that are daunting given the fact that the park isn’t bringing in any revenue from visitors. If you are able to, this is a great cause to donate to during these trying times.