Strathclyde Park attraction provides lifeline to hospital

Amazonia manager Amanda GottAmazonia manager Amanda Gott
Amazonia manager Amanda Gott
Amazonia, Scotland’s indoor tropical rainforest has donated 90 pairs of safety goggles to University Hospital Wishaw to help during the Coronavirus crisis.

The brand new goggles were supplies that the attraction had bought for customers who take part in handling sessions of some of the animals - for safety’s sake.

Amanda Gott, manager of Amazonia said: “As we have had to close to the public for now, we had these brand new goggles in our store room.

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“We wondered if they might be of use to the staff at University Hospital Wishaw.

“The goggles are used when customers handle the tarantulas.

“The problem is that they can sometimes flick hairs off their bodies when they feel nervous.

“That can cause irritation to the handler’s skin and eyes.”

Amanda, who has been the manager of Amazonia for eight years, is going above and beyond for the animals - so they taken care of during this difficult period.

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Dedicated Amanda also revealed “I am staying onsite at Amazonia just now to ensure that the animals are looked after and have all they need.

This isn’t a job for me, it’s a way of life.

“ So I want to ensure that the animals don’t suffer any additional distress or disruption due to the current situation.”

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