I have had great pleasure in visiting the Safari Zoo in Dalton today.
There has been a massive amount of negative publicity in the press over the last few months following a critical government report into the running and former management of the zoo.
From what I saw today, the new management team are doing a brilliant job.
Improvements are being made to the zoo’s layout and addressing the animal welfare recommendations made in the government report.
Furthermore, I met with a number of the zoo staff who are so passionate and dedicated to the animals.
I truly hope the new management team gets the support and backing to turn this sorry story around.
It will be a credit to everyone involved if the zoo gaets back to being a high-quality major tourist attraction in the Furness area.