Every £1 makes a difference to our zoo
We want to reassure you that whilst the zoo has been closed due to covid-19 restrictions, the welfare and care for our animals has always been 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
We have tried to make it as easy as possible for you to choose a way to donate, here are your options:
DONATE or FUNDRAISE via our Crowdfunder Page: CROWDFUNDER -HELP SUPPORT OUR ANIMALS
DONATE VIA TEXT*
To donate £1, text COTWF to 70201
To donate £3, text COTWF to 70331
To donate £5, text COTWF to 70970
To donate £10, text COTWF to 70191
You can view our campaign page here
* Fundraising, payments and donations will be processed and administered by the National Funding Scheme (Charity No: 1149800), operating as DONATE. Texts will be charged at your standard network rate. For Terms & Conditions, see www.easydonate.org
DONATE a set amount via PAYPAL
You can make a one-off donation by donating online via 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.
|Amount||How your money could help||Include Gift Aid||Without 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|
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.
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||Without 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|
4. Buy items via our Amazon wish list
Another one of our costs is the essential equipment such as pumps, filters and bulbs, as well as enrichment and plants at the zoo. We have created an Amazon wish list whereby you can purchase items and get them delivered directly to the zoo.
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.