Raising money to support essential animal costs whilst the zoo is closed

Our unique zoo is dedicated to the conservation of crocodiles and we really value the support we have received since we opened our doors in 2011. However, the funding of our zoo relies almost entirely on our tickets sales, keeper experiences, educational visits and donations. The closure of the zoo due to covid-19 (at what should be our busiest time of year) leaves the zoo facing a big challenge, but with your help we know we can overcome it…

Every £1 makes a difference to our zoo

We want to reassure you that whilst the zoo is closed, the welfare and care for our animals is our highest priority, but the reality is that we have essential costs that we cannot remove. Our electricity bills are high as our  indoor areas need to maintain a tropical climate of at least 28 degrees all year round to keep our animals in optimal health. Our reptile enclosures need UV lights, heating and water filters that also need replacing regularly and of course our animals require regular feeds and veterinary care.

 

We will work tirelessly to keep our animals healthy and keep the Foundation going, but we really need your help. If you are in a position whereby you can donate, no matter how small, it would massively help and as we’re a registered charity if you can Gift Aid it that’s even better.  Thank you in advance for anything you can donate and we look forward to seeing you here again soon.

 

There are several ways in which you can support our work at this difficult time:

 

1. Make a one-off donation

 

Donate any amount or Fundraise via our Crowdfunder Page: https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/help-care-for-our-animals-whilst-the-zoo-is-closed

Donate a set amount

You can make a one-off donation by donating online on the form below using your credit or debit card through PayPal. Simply select your donation amount, click ‘ Donate’, and your payment will be taken online. Gift Aiding your donation allows us to claim back 25% of the value of your donation.

 

Send a cheque

You can also send a cheque payable to “Crocodiles of the World Foundation” and complete the Gift Aid Declaration on the Gift Aid Form below. Cheques can be sent to Crocodiles of the World Foundation, Burford Road, Brize Norton. OX18 3NX. Please do not send cash by post.

Click here for Gift Aid form to print at home and send with a cheque

 

Donate Online Today

Amount How your money could help Include Gift Aid With Out Gift Aid
£5 FEEDS ONE of our juvenile crocodiles for a WEEK Donate Donate
£10 FEEDS our hungry tortoises for ONE DAY Donate Donate
£25 BUYS replacement water heaters and filters for our baby crocs Donate Donate
£50 FEEDS our Komodo Dragon, Batu, for ONE WEEK Donate Donate
£75 PROVIDES essential large enclosure maintenance e.g for Albert and Daisy our American alligators. Donate Donate
£100 HELPS to BUY replacement heaters, filters and UV units for our  adult crocodile enclosures. Donate Donate
£250 HELPS with the cost of regular VETERINARY visits – essential for keeping our animal collection healthy and happy. Donate Donate
2. Make a regular donation  

2. Make a regular donation

Your monthly donation will help ensure we can be there to provide the long-term care and support they urgently need.

 

Amount Where your money goes Include Gift Aid With Out Gift Aid
£5 a month Helps provide fresh food to meet the expected nutritional needs of an individual animal Donate Donate
£10 a month Helps provide a valuable contribution toward the cost of heating and lighting an individual animal enclosure Donate Donate
£25 a month Helps provide vital funds for emergency veterinary care and assistance Donate Donate

3. Spread the word

You can help by simply spreading the word about our mission and encouraging your friends and family to visit us.

 

“Like” Crocodiles of the World on Facebook

Follow @crocsoftheworld

Review Crocodiles of the World on TripAdvisor

3. Spread the word  

Why Make A Donation

Donations to Crocodiles of the World go towards our work for crocodiles and crocodile conservation.

 

We are part of an international community of responsible zoos running cooperative captive breeding programmes and work with international crocodile groups to increase understanding of the issues involved in conservation and the breeding of endangered species.

Where Does My Money Go?

The bulk of the money you donate goes toward animal welfare, husbandry and management. This includes food, heating, veterinary bills and medications, building and general maintenance work.

 

As with the money generated from entrance fees, a portion of the money donated to Crocodiles of the World goes toward crocodile conservation programs around the world. Programs that Crocodiles of the World actively support include: Crocodile Specialist Group, Tomistoma Task Force, Gharial Conservation Alliance, and the Chinese Alligator Fund.

Further Information

For more information on supporting our work please contact us.

Any Questions?

If you have any questions, please read our FAQ page which may have the information you need. If you need any further assistance or have queries regarding your visit, please contact us.