Attica Zoological Park participates in the European Zoo Campaign in view of the World Wildlife Day that is celebrated every year on 3 March. The aim of the campaign #MyFamilyMyZoo is to inform about the ways you can contribute to the conservation of marine mammals. The aim of this campaign is to collect the necessary sum in order to help little "Bill" the monk seal, return into the Aegean Sea!
"Little Bill" is a young Monk Seal that was found orphaned on a Greek beach in November. He was taken to MOm's First Aid Station in Spata and has received 24 hour care by MOm, with help from Attica Zoological Park, resulting in his successful rehabilitation.
Bill is still in rehab and needs a lot of care from his attendants and veterinarian and plenty of good food. When he is ready to go, Bill and his team will need to be transported to the selected place of his release. He will also need a radio tag so that his movements and whereabouts can be tracked for a few weeks (the tag falls off automatically) to ensure that he (like his five predecessors) successfully manages on his own and to learn more about the species to help with its conservation.
Bill aims to be released back into the Aegean Sea to celebrate United Nations World Wildlife Day on 3 March 2017.
Bill is an ambassador for all Mediterranean monk seals, the most critically endangered marine mammal in Europe.
Learn more about the European Zoo Campaign #MyFamilyMyZoo and how you too can participate in the conservation of marine mammals. Ask, Learn and Give!
Let us all help little "Bill" return into the Aegean Sea. Even the smallest contribution is of great value to this significant cause.
Find out how you can help "Bill" get back to the Aegean Sea, here