Chester Zoo Penguins Adopted By Iceland Supermarket

by Jamie Adrankone

Chester Zoo Penguins Adopted By Iceland Supermarket

The plight of the animals at Chester Zoo hit the headlines this month (June), with the park saying that it has been told by government representatives to prepare for the fact that their gates may have to stay closed indefinitely… which will, of course, have a huge impact on the wildlife that calls the zoo home.

Visitor revenue makes up 97 per cent of the site’s income and the prolonged closure since March 21st as a result of the pandemic is having a “devastating impact” on the future of the zoo - which is the most visited park of its kind in the entire UK.

But it seems that a lifeline has been offered by supermarket chain Iceland, which has taken the amazing step of adopting all Chester Zoo’s Humboldt penguins, while also agreeing to lobby the government on behalf of the zoo to encourage amendments to the legislation that will allow zoos to open, as long as social distancing measures are in place, Cheshire Live reports.

Managing director of Iceland Foods Richard Walker said: “We were all saddened to hear of Chester Zoo’s recent struggles. It’s the heart of the local community in Chester and a much-loved family favourite - I remember visiting the zoo as a child and my own kids love going there.”

As great as this move on the part of Iceland is, the future of the zoo is still in question, since it costs £465,000 a month to care for the 35,000 animals at the zoo. And when insurance, maintenance, utilities, administration services and security are all taken into account, the zoo needs a cool £1.6 million a month to keep going.

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