In the Bernese Jura, animal rescue is better funded

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A foundation is now responsible for finding sponsors for the Sikypark in Crémines.

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The Sikypark is a retirement home for animals of all kinds.

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Animal care is expensive.

Animal care is expensive.

Sikypark

Exotic and native animals are saved.

Exotic and native animals are saved.

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Retirement home for wild and domestic animals, the Sikypark of Crémines has a new funding tool: a support foundation is now active to find sponsors and sponsors.

The “Sikypark Foundation” will manage fundraising for its supporting projects. Since its opening four years ago, in place of a classic animal park, the Sikypark has grown considerably, according to its designers. On its 50,000 m2 site, the animal rescue park is now home to more than 550 animals, representing 74 species.

Sangha and Baloo

There is the “Sangha” tiger, the “Bacchus” vulture, the “Baloo” wolf and the “Sir George” monitor lizard, all of which have found a new home at the “Sikypark”. “More than 90% of residents come from rescues, seizures by veterinary services or abandonment by circuses, zoos or individuals”, specifies the “Sikypark”, a recognized non-profit and tax-exempt company. .

The support foundation “Sikypark Foundation” has the task of supporting the development of the park in the long term.: “In addition to the concrete collection of funds for the seven defined support projects, the newly created foundation helps in the realization of facilities adapted to animals and supports other areas of the Sikypark’s mission”, explains its president Thomas Fischer.

Training and education

“Apart from the rescue and care of animals, training and education for children and adults as well as the conservation and promotion of regional biodiversity”, continues Thomas Fischer.

The “Sikypark” states that “the specific mission of animal rescue requires enormous flexibility, multifunctional facilities and extensive zoological knowledge”. Due to their origins and characters, these animals require intensive and individual care, “resulting in high costs for food, care, infrastructure and medical treatment”.

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