Now that nearly all UK zoos/wildlife parks etc. have closed their doors to visitors for at least the next few months, are there any places that may struggle more than others and are therefore more likely to close for good? I think it is presumed by many that the largest, most visited UK zoos will be perfectly fine as they will have significant funds in reserve to see them through. Is this the reality for all of them though? And surely it is the largest zoos, despite usually attracting the most visitors, that will have the biggest outgoings: imagine a huge lake with a waterline that is normally maintained by a large waterfall flowing in from above and a large river flowing rapidly out from below; well for the next few months it is only the river below that exists. So therefore, as everywhere now has zero income from visitors, does this mean that small or medium sized zoos are in a safer position than the largest zoos due to having lower expenditure (zero coming in, but less going out)? I suppose that question is too general to answer as every zoo is different and funds, outgoings and margins vary even between zoos of the same size. However, some zoos, mostly the larger, more established, business savvy ones do have ways of producing regular income other than receiving visitors, such as an online shop. I imagine it is the larger, more popular zoos that are also the ones that get the most donations (large and small) off the general public despite them supposedly already being richer. Will council-owned zoos be OK? I guess it depends on the zoo and the council, but I believe that most councils in the UK are cash-strapped as it is and I imagine they won't be able to provide much financial support. I get the impression councils already rely on their zoo being self-sustaining. Personally I think it is the tiny, privately owned places who are most in danger, where things are run on a shoestring as it is. I think survival may depend on a zoo's ability to rebound and attract lots of visitors back very quickly once doors are reopened, something which the smallest zoos/parks may struggle to do. Pleas from these places to the public in the local area may be needed and bigger, more popular zoos who are not in danger may need to say to their visitors, "Hey thanks for thinking of us, but please help support the little guy down the road who really needs your help". So to conclude, my bottom line question is... which of any of the collections in the UK are most in danger and hence, as soon as all of this blows over, which places should we as Zoochatters make it our priority to visit (and encourage other people to visit) in order to help ensure their survival?