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GENEROUS pupils at Stranraer Academy have handed a much-needed
boost to Kirkcudbright Wildlife Park.
school heard about the plight of the park which has been severely
hit by the restrictions surrounding foot-and-mouth.
year Academy first-year pupils stop off at the park en route
to their annual trip to Newcastle. The stop-off itself is
a highlight for the pupils and when they heard about the financial
problems at the park they decided to help out with a collection.
The whole school managed to raise a magnificent £340 which
was despatched straight away to the park.
wildlife park is now classed as officially the top zoo in
Scotland, according to director Phil Woods. In terms of size
Edinburgh Zoo is the largest, but Kirkcudbright is top in
enclosure design and general animal welfare. With over 50
different species such as silver fox and South American bushdogs
there is certainly plenty to see.
total running costs are about £2000 per week. Therefore,
if we are not getting any visitors in we are in serious
Jones added that buying animal feed accounted for about £400
of the £2000 total. He said:
donation from the school will pay for our animal food costs
for about a week and we are very grateful for this."