Gorilla Adoption in the North West

Gorilla Adoption in the North West

Children and their carers have adopted a gorilla at Blackpool Zoo. The group, along with Ray, Suzanne and Shirley from the Porter McGaffin Care Partnership and student social worker Conor Porter visited the zoo as part of a Family Fun Day on Sunday April 28th.

The day was a great success, with more than sixty children, carers and their families attending. In addition to seeing the wide variety of animals and visiting the new Base Camp enclosure for the elephants, it was a great opportunity for families to spend time together and getting to know other carers and their children.

April weather in the North West can always be a bit unpredictable; thankfully, Storm Hannah chose to visit the region the day before the trip, leaving behind some really pleasant conditions for a group picnic lunch.

Undoubtedly though, the highlight of the day was adopting an animal and choosing its name. The group held a naming competition after adopting a gorilla and the winning name was Logan.

Plans are currently underway for the next North West Family Fun Day which is taking place at the end of the summer.