In response to the ‘Save Dublin Zoo’ Campaign, commercial vehicle importer, the Harris Group, has donated a brand a new, high-spec Maxus Deliver 9 van to the not for profit organisation.
The vehicle is fitted with state-of-the-art features and technology, including a remote internal and external camera system, donated by Remote IP.
Speaking at the handover of the van at Dublin Zoo, Denise Harris, CEO of the Harris Group (pictured below left), said: “We are thrilled to have been in a position to support Dublin Zoo with the donation of a MAXUS DELIVER 9 van. When we heard their call out for help last year, we immediately knew that we needed to assist this iconic and important National institution. Dublin Zoo holds a very special place in my heart and I sincerely hope that the MAXUS DELIVER 9 will assist the animal care teams in the fantastic work they are doing to ensure wildlife conservation.”
Commenting on the donation, Christoph Schwitzer, Director of Dublin Zoo (pictured below right), said: “On behalf of all the staff at Dublin Zoo, I would like to sincerely thank the Harris Group for this incredibly generous donation, this is something we are all truly grateful for. We are constantly working hard to improve and enhance the facilities at Dublin Zoo, so this is a huge benefit for us in keeping up to date with the latest models and technologies.”
About Dublin Zoo
Dublin Zoo is a not for profit organisation, registered charity number CHY 2964. Since Dublin Zoo first opened its doors in 1830, its 28 hectares has been transformed with the support of the Irish public and now attracts over 1 million visitors a year. All funds received by Dublin Zoo including gate takings, donations and sponsorships are directly invested into the day to day management, running and upkeep of Dublin Zoo’s animals, their habitats and conservation projects. Modern Zoos, like Dublin Zoo, adhere to strict codes of practice in animal welfare laid down by European and Global Associations. Animals at Dublin Zoo therefore live enriched lives in natural social groups in order to encourage breeding and raising young.
Dublin Zoo is managed by caring, qualified and accredited zoo professionals who devote their lives to the welfare of animals at Dublin Zoo. Dublin Zoo works in partnership with zoos worldwide to conserve bio-diversity on earth and financially supports 30 conservation projects, both in Ireland and internationally, to help them in their mission to save species from extinction.