Wildlife park in 'emergency' state after snowfall

A wildlife park near Kirkcudbright in Galloway is appealing for emergency help after many of their closures have collapsed under the weight snow.

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Enclosure damage puts animals at risk

Great grey owl Credit: ITV News Border

Birds and animals at the Galloway wildlife park are at risk, after many of their enclosures collapsed under the weight of the snow.

The great grey owl enclosure was damaged, which means the bird now has to be moved, causing stress.

Collared Peccary

The collared peccary are native to central and South America, and are struggling to adapt to the harsh conditions.

A tapir Credit: ITV News Border

This tapir, which is native to South America, has been confined to it's enclosure because of snow and ice.

Galloway Wildlife Park make emergency appeal

Some of the enclosures have collapsed under the weight of the snow Credit: Galloway Wildlife Conservation Park

A wildlife park in Galloway is making an emergency appeal for help after many of their enclosures collapsed under the weight of snow.

The Galloway Wildlife Conservation Park, near Kirkcudbright, has had to close as all footpaths are either covered in snow or ice.

The park owners are appealing for volunteers who can help them clear up the mess and repair the damage to enclosures.

All animals including a lynx, meerkats, red pandas, wallabies and various birds are thought to be safe and well.

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