England: Honda Pioneer turns heads at wildlife park

Wild Place Project in Bristol, England, has taken delivery of a new Honda Pioneer and it has certainly caught the eye of the giraffe.

The versatile utility vehicle joins the Honda TRX500 ATV, which has been at the wildlife park for the past three years, and both have become instrumental in the day-to-day running of the grounds.

Nigel Simpson, head of operations at Wild Place Project, said: “We make great use of these Honda vehicles. They are both perfect for us as we have a large 136-acre site and lots of different terrain.

“They are used to transport tools and animal food around the site and to ferry members of the guest services’ team around the park.”

Nigel said both the vehicles were really versatile and durable and were up to any job that he and his team needed.

He concluded: “The Pioneer in particular allows us to load up and take things wherever we need them. This vehicle is absolutely brilliant.”

Steve Morris, Head of Power Products at Honda (UK) added; “Our ATV range is a firm favorite in the farming world and this is a great example of how our machines can be utilized in other capacities. I’m delighted to see that they are being put to good use and play an integral part in the smooth running of the park.”

Wild Place Project opened four years ago and has a range of animals including cheetahs, giraffe, wolves, zebra and lemurs.

It is run by Bristol Zoological Society, which also operates Bristol Zoo Gardens and concentrates on protecting threatened species and habitats. Wild Place Project is just off junction 17 of the M5 and attracts more than 150,000 visitors every year.

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