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Howletts - Port Lympne Estates Ltd. (Established 1965)
Zoological Garden
Web Site: http://www.howletts.net

Director: John Aspinall
Phone: 44 (1303) 264647   Fax: 44 (1303) 264944  
Port Lympne Zoo, Lympne NR Hythe, Kent, England CT21 4PD UNITED KINGDOM

Mission: Conservation and breeding of rare and endangered species.

Principal Research Programs: Gorilla orphanage in Brazzaville, Congo

Training Opportunities: Educational opportunities available for: Pre-College; Field work opportunities available; Program emphasis: Conservation; Zoos and technology; Reintroduction schemes; Why zoos?; Animal classification/behavior/communication; Hand-rearing; Financial support rarely available; Note: Educational talks are given primarily to primary school age children since they are the main visitors to the parks. A-level biology talks have been given on primate behavior and conservation.

Number of Staff: 200

Associated Field Sites: Projet de Protection des Gorilles (Gorilla Protection Project) - Congo, Central Africa. Contact: Dr. Mel Richardson, Fax: (242) 837339. Focus: Rescue and rehabilitation of baby gorillas

Publications: "Help Magazine" (annual)

Last Updated: 1998-03-30


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