TODAY'S (June 10) confirmation that zoos can re-open, following the relaxing of lockdown measures, has been welcomed by bosses of popular Staffordshire Moorlands visitor attraction.
The Peak Wildlife Park, in Winkhill, near Leek is now awaiting the official guidelines from DEFRA before releasing their opening plan.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced this afternoon zoos can re-open from Monday (June 15), providing they adhere to strict safety rules introduced to combat the Covid-19 outbreak.
A Peak Wildlife spokesman said: "Rest assured our team is working extremely hard behind the scenes to ensure that park is as safe as possible".
Animal lovers and local businesses have responded well to an appeal for help from the zoo, which has been shut for nearly three months because of coronavirus.
Peak Wildlife Park is home to more than 150 animals - including some rare species - which require costly care.
But with no visitors and therefore no income because of lockdown, the zoo launched an online Crowdfunder appeal with a target of £15,000 to support the animals during the enforced closure.