ANGLESEY Sea Zoo officials has set up an emergency fundraiser in the hopes of raising £15,000 to keep the popular attraction afloat in future.

Based at Brynsiencyn, the business operates as an aquarium, research centre and educational centre for school pupils from the island and beyond.

It houses all manner of sea critters from seahorses to lobsters and also hosts live feeding sessions for visitors to enjoy.

However, officials say that, due to the current situation amid the coronavirus pandemic, it now needs financial help in order to keep looking after its animals and providing a service to its visitors.

A spokesperson said: "We have set up an emergency collection as we still need to continue to care for our amazing animals. The funding will help to feed our animals and provide resources to continue essential maintenance of the life support systems.

"Our doors may be shut to the general public, but our running costs, daily care of the animals, marine conservation, marine animal rescue and other community outreach programmes still continue.

"We do understand there are more pressing matters currently in the lives of many people but as one of the longest standing attractions in North Wales, remaining a valuable local employer and a fundamental contributor to the community of Anglesey is very important. We want to continue to attract visitors from far and wide and to do this we need your help."

"As a self-supporting organisation we are dependent on the revenue generated from our facility and the generosity of smaller donations to continue all our work.

"We know these are uncertain times for everyone, but we hope you will consider a donation to our emergency fund to support us going forward and help us continue our work beyond the period of COVID-19.

"Your support is more critical now than ever and we thank you for any help you can provide".

At the time of writing, the fundraiser had collected £635 to date. To donate, visit: