By Vania Raebel | June 20, 2019
Howletts Wild Animal Park would never have been established if John Aspinall didn’t set up the Aspinall Foundation, a charitable organization focused on promoting wildlife conservation. All their proceeds went directly to building two zoos in the U.K: Howletts Wild Animal Park and the Port Lympne Wild Animal Park.
These two animal havens took care of endangered and rare animals including tigers and gorillas. Two of their most acclaimed projects were for orphaned gorillas and the reintroduction of bred gorillas into the wild at the Plateau Bateke National Park in Gabon. When his father passed away, Damian became the organization’s chairman. While he was incredibly young to be taking on such a role. he had huge plans for the animals in his care.