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Sanctuary for one and all

Lincolnshire Wildlife Park in Friskney is a roar-some place for a day out. But did you know it cares for exotic animals of all shapes and sizes?

We’re fundraising for it alongside a number of other animal charities and sanctuaries through our Community Champions scheme.

Its story began when founder Steve Nichols began helping parrot owners around his home-town of Sheffield.

It struck him that not every owner could care for their parrots forever, and in 2003 opened a rescue and rehabilitation centre. It was the beginning of Lincolnshire Wildlife Park as you see it today.

The National Parrot Sanctuary is one of the world’s largest parrot sanctuaries and is still the backbone of the park.

There’s also everything from meerkats, monkeys and lemurs to tapirs, tortoises and even reindeer Lexi and Boomer. And, a trip wouldn’t be complete without seeing the majestic tigers at specially built Bengal Gardens.

Extra special rescues at the park include Nigel the puma (below) who suffers with an irreversible eye condition. Work has started on a sensory enclosure but funds are needed to finish it.

“It will have everything he needs to ensure his life is fulfilling and happy,” Marketing Manager Sophie Hancox says.

“We desperately need to get Nigel into his new home before his sight goes, so that he can create an image of the enclosure to move around without difficulty.”

With such a wide array of animals there’s always food and medical bills to think of, plus a need for more holding enclosures. Funds raised will go towards all of this.

Did you know? In October 2019, colleagues from Lincolnshire Co-op spent the day volunteering at the wildlife park. They helped re-landscape some areas following flooding at the site earlier in the year.

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