Howletts Wild Animal Park was established when John Aspinall set up the charity organization Aspinall Foundation. The organization promotes wildlife conservation and set up two zoos in the United Kingdom, Port Lympne Wild Animal Park and Howletts Wild Animal Park.
Both of the locations breed rare and endangered animals, such as gorillas and tigers. The organization has a project for orphaned gorillas and a project that reintroduces bred gorillas back into the wild at Plateau Bateke National Park in Gabon. When Damian became the chairman of the organization after his father passed away, he had big and wonderful plans for the animals, and it all started when he was just a young child.