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UK’s Wolf Conservation Trust to close to the public

Posted: Thu May 10, 2018 2:56 pm
by Koa
Wolf Trust will close its doors to the public at end of August
Director of Beenham conservation centre made decision 'with a heavy heart'
By Dan Cooper, May 9 2018
NEWBURYTODAY.CO.UK

THE world-renowned UK Wolf Conservation Trust in Beenham will be closing its doors to the public this year.

Visitors to the popular sanctuary at Butlers Farm in Beenham have until August 31 to see the trust’s 10 wolves up close for the last time.

Director of the trust Tsa Palmer said: “After a great deal of thought and with much sadness we have decided not to renew our zoo licence in September and will revert to holding a Dangerous Wild Animals Act licence
Read the full article here:https://www.newburytoday.co.uk/news/hom ... ugust.html

Re: UK’s Wolf Conservation Trust to close to the public

Posted: Thu May 10, 2018 6:01 pm
by SolitaryHowl
So they are closing because they are not making enough money/enough visitors? Or because the owner has decided to retire & doesn't want to run the center anymore? The article wasn't really clear

Re: UK’s Wolf Conservation Trust to close to the public

Posted: Thu May 10, 2018 6:17 pm
by Koa
SolitaryHowl wrote:So they are closing because they are not making enough money/enough visitors? Or because the owner has decided to retire & doesn't want to run the center anymore? The article wasn't really clear
No, they’re not closing entirely; they’re just having a change of license, which means the public can no longer visit. I’m not sure if the change in license was due to finances or not, but I don’t think that’s the case since they have been able to make significant donations to other organizations. I assume the change in license is tied to the question of retirement, since the article conveys that they had a lot of visitors last year and the wolves themselves are reaching old age.