Tropical Zoo at Syon House Needs Help
Appeal still "quite a way off" target of £350,000
A popular West London zoo, visited by 70,000 people each year, has set up a fund-raising appeal to help it find the £350,000 it needs for a deposit on a new home.
The current lease at the Tropical Zoo at Syon House, Brentford, is coming to an end because of the development of a Hilton Hotel within Syon Park.
Hounslow Council has set aside two acres of land, with a 125-year lease, as a replacement. But zoo organisers need to raise a £350,000 deposit in a short timeframe.
All of the zoo's animals are rescued, with many coming from Heathrow Airport and the RSPCA.
August 15, 2010