Oasis Wildlife will only open from Friday to Sunday until next year
Oasis Wildlife in Fuerteventura will limit the days it is open to the public from Friday to Sunday, starting this week on November 13th. The zoo and recovery & rescue centre will not let the public in from Monday to Thursday, but will allow private groups visits, maintaining its work in the care and welfare of the animals, as it has done continually for more than three decades.
The zoo has been forced to take this measure due to the pandemic and the reduction in foreign tourism in Fuerteventura, since until the arrival of Covid it was open to the public 365 days a year.
Teams from the centre, made up of almost a hundred people, work on the daily maintenance and feeding of the animals seven days a week, however the opening to the public will be limited to three days until 2021.
"We hope that tourism can recover leading up to Christmas, and we can extend the opening days accordingly. The uncertainty and the changes that we are suffering with the Covid pandemic force us to work and change the conditions day by day. We have made an effort since our reopening on August 1st, maintaining our activity with a low influx of visitors. Although these are hard and painful times, we will continue working with the same enthusiasm to keep Oasis going, and be active to receive the visitors who come at the weekends," said Guacimara Cabrera, manager of the centre.
In recent months there have been drops of up to 80% in visits, which used to receive an average of 2,000 people a day in previous years. Oasis Wildlife depends, like many other businesses on the island, on international tourism that has been affected by the sanitary measures imposed by some European countries.
Family leisure with a good cause:
The Oasis Wildlife Zoo in Fuerteventura has launched new free activities for the whole family, which will allow visitors to enjoy nature from another perspective. Under the name of Oasis Fun, the zoo offers six new experiences, among which the Rescue
Monkey Tour, Hippo Time, Zookeeper Time and Oasis Farm stand out, which will make visitors create new links with the outside world.
These new activities, included in the entrance ticket to the centre, aim to raise awareness and involve families in caring for the planet and conserving our species. Leisure with a cause which Oasis Wildlife has been working towards every day for more than 30 years.
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These experiences are in addition to others already established in Oasis and that visitors can continue to enjoy, such as the camels rides with the Camel Experience.
The Oasis Wildlife Zoo began life in 1985 as a small plant production centre and camel farm, run by a family with a passion for wildlife. Today, this small centre is a large zoo and has a rescue and recovery centre for species of more than 1,000 square meters.
Oasis has more than 1,500 species from around the world and 800 plants. 3,000 animals and 400 camels live in its facilities, where more than 30 research projects have been developed together with prestigious national and international experts. Oasis Wildlife works as a recovery and rescue centre receiving injured, abandoned, endangered or illegal trafficked or pet animals, in collaboration with different administrations and organizations.