Secret Valley goes Nationwide as it continues fight to survive
Secret Valley Wildlife Park (SVWP) has appeared on RTÉ’s Nationwide as it continues its campaign to remain open following the coronavirus pandemic.
Home to 35 species of wild animals, including rescue animals from the pet trade and research laboratories, owner of SVWP Ann O’Connor has made a desperate call for public support to maintain its conservation facility.
‘Secret Valley has no Government funding, and despite fundraising efforts through animal sponsorships and pre-selling tickets, we urgently need support to care for the animals and carry out essential enclosure maintenance and repairs,’ Ann said.
The park has over 100 animals to feed and care for daily, ranging from domestic animals to llamas and alpacas, meerkats and otters.
Closed for over three months due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the 14-acre wildlife park, which relied on income from entrance fees, school tours and education workshops, has now run out of funds.