Dublin Zoo has raised €1 million in fewer than 12 hours after it was pressured to ask the general public for donations.

The power needed to shut its doorways following a second nationwide coronavirus lockdown.

However the price of the maintenance of the animals has continued to rise whereas gate receipts and on-line gross sales have dried up.

The zoo says it wants €500,000 a month to remain afloat.

Christoph Schwitzer, the zoo’s director, mentioned he was happy with the outpouring from the general public.

The power is making strides in lowering prices however the animals want 24/7 care and that’s costly.

The Irish Taoiseach Micheál Martin has chipped in and mentioned the federal government will do all the things to make sure that the zoo stays open.

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