The Zoological Society of East Anglia (ZSEA) are delighted that its award winning visitor attractions, Africa Alive! in Suffolk and Banham Zoo in Norfolk have smashed their all-time visitor records breaking all previous best years since the zoos first opened over 50 years ago.
Staff and volunteers at both zoos are celebrating this fantastic achievement, after a combined figure of approaching 400,000 people visited the zoos this year.
This tops what has been an awesome year for both zoos with Africa Alive! being named as Best Large Visitor Attraction at the Norfolk & Suffolk Tourism Awards and Banham Zoo voted Best Animal Day Out in the Eastern Region in the Day Out with the Kids Awards.
David Field, CEO for the Zoological Society of East Anglia (ZSEA), the dynamic conservation and education charity which manages both zoos said:
“This is a real success story and a tribute to the hard work of all the staff and volunteers.
“This growth and the income this generates helps us create exciting new attractions in the coming years, for visitors to come back and enjoy it also and most importantly helps us support the work of the charity for wildlife conservation.
“We are very proud of our record year and the impact both Africa Alive! and Banham Zoo have in their local communities – and we are looking forward with confidence to the year ahead”