The Aspinall Foundation Invite You To Celebrate Easter Virtually With the Animals on Lockdown

If you can’t be with your family for traditional celebrations and the exchanging of Easter eggs this weekend, Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve and Howletts Wild Animal Park have an alternative for you. Why not send a personalised Easter egg directly to your loved ones’ favourite animal without leaving the comfort of your home?

For a £5 donation, a member of the Howletts & Port Lympne team will write your message on a naturally dyed and decorated hard-boiled egg and feed it to your choice of gorillas, gibbons, baboons or red river hogs this Easter weekend.   You may even be able to catch a glimpse of the animals eating one of your eggs on the Aspinall Foundation social channels.

At this time when Covid-19 prevents visitors attending either park there has been a halt on the vital income coming into the parks. The animals at both parks collectively cost at least £1.5million a year to feed and the closure of the parks poses a risk to the wellbeing of the animals.   Keepers and vets are working tirelessly to continue to uphold the excellent level of care for all our animals, with some keepers having moved on site to ensure minimal disruption to the day to day routines of the animals.

Donating an egg this Easter is a fun way to support the Aspinall Foundation’s Animal Fund. Supporters are being encouraged to share their egg on social media using the #Yolks4Hope.

There are other ways you can help; you can choose to donate a care package to feed one of the giraffes, buy refreshments for the rhinos or even buy lunch for a lion!

For more information on how to buy an Easter egg for one of the animals, visit:

For more information on other ways to donate, visit

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