A petition has been launched to ask Greenwich Council to reconsider plans to close Maryon Wilson Park animal centre if sponsorship cannot be found.
The council says it has to save the £43,000 it costs to run the centre as a response to cuts in the grants it gets from central government.
If sponsorship cannot be found, it is likely the centre will close in April 2012.
The petition is already approaching 200 signatures, with one signatory commenting that the animal park is “as much a part of Charlton as Charlton House or Charlton Athletic”.
Others have pointed out how many local children, from Charlton schools and others in the borough, take part in educational visits to the centre.
The petition can be found at http://www.gopetition.com/petition/42106.html while a campaign web page has been created at http://www.causes.com/causes/555789-save-maryon-animal-park