OWNERS of a zoo have warned if the Covid-19 situation does not improve in the coming months they will be forced to close.

All Things Wild has already had to close to the public, but they are still paying out £2,750 per week for 550 plus animals in its care.

Most of its staff have been furloughed, with trained animal keepers among those kept on to help the care of the animals - many of which have been rescued.

Prior to the Covid-19 outbreak, the Honeybourne centre was also hit by flooding, which swallowed up much of its reserves.

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All Things Wild's website has a statement that reads: “It is with deepest regret that following government advice we have taken the difficult decision to temporarily close All Things Wild.

"We feel it would be socially irresponsible to open.”

Rebecca Harris, All Things Wild's owner, said: "We have put everything we have into All Things Wild over the last eight years, every penny we make goes directly back into the park to make improvements for visitors and animals.

"We have been touched by the support we have received. Support from the public is our lifeline, especially at the moment, and we are grateful for any donations.

"Without this support I fear that the day will come, sooner rather than later, that we will not be able to continue to feed and care for our animals, let alone re-open when the time comes.”

A fundraising page has been set up to support the zoo - visit gofundme.com/f/our-zoo-needs-you.