May 22 - Alameda Wildlife Park Holds Open Day At Ocean Village

The Alameda Wildlife Park held an Open Day at Ocean Village on Saturday 18th May.

Children were invited to explore the animal learning enclosure that housed rabbits, tortoises, Cockatoo’s and reptiles; including an albino corn snake called ‘Ghost’ and “Sunny” the bearded dragon. 

A spokesperson for the event said: "Safari, so good - as Kaiane Aldorino took to the stage and presented the day’s events, joined by Jessica Leaper, the AWCP Manager who gave a short presentation about the Alameda Wildlife Park and their latest project. Stylos Dance Studios youngest dancers were feline fine as they performed a cute rendition of the “Aristocats” dressed in lovely white tutu’s with cat’s ears and tails."

Ocean Village was abuzz with activity as the children played on the bouncy castle and hopperz, had their faces painted as their favourite creature, and created special animal masks with the arts & crafts team. The animal costume competition had some fantastic entries, with great prizes awarded which were sponsored by the various restaurants and shops at Ocean Village.

Jessica Leaper, Park Manager at AWCP said: “The event was a fantastic success, enjoyed by all. A huge thank you from the team (and animals) at the AWCP to Ocean Village for helping to organise the event and also to those who came and showed their support. We very much look forward to working together with Emilia again on the ‘Go Wild for Fashion’ event at Dusk in June”

Emilia Hazell-Smith, Marketing and Events Executive for Ocean Village said: “We were so happy to be able to host this fantastic event at Ocean Village, and to allow children to get up close and personal with the beautiful animals from the Wildlife Park, whilst also getting across the message of the importance of wildlife conservation. We are beyond thrilled with the result, and we look forward to choosing a name for the line, station and platform that we will be sponsoring – as well as continuing to support the Wildlife Park with an additional upcoming charity initiative here at Ocean Village. Our “Go Wild For Fashion” show is being held at Dusk on 20th June this year, showcasing a collection from Marble Arc and introducing Sustainable Fashion to Gibraltar via the Gibraltar Youth Centre. Tickets are available for sale on BuyTickets.gi. We would like to give a huge thank you to all of our sponsors and volunteers, without whom events like these would not be possible.”

Proceeds raised from both events will go towards the Alameda Wildlife Park’s tunnel project: “The Alameda Overground”.

See more information here: www.awcp.gi/projects



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