Zoo hosts conservation evening

Banham Zoo is hosting a Conservation Support Evening on Saturday, February 9 from 7.15pm to 10pm at the Applewood Hall, Banham.The evening, part of the zoo's 40th anniversary celebrations, will celebrate some of the important field conservation work which Banham has supported in recent years.

Banham Zoo is hosting a Conservation Support Evening on Saturday, February 9 from 7.15pm to 10pm at the Applewood Hall, Banham.

The evening, part of the zoo's 40th anniversary celebrations, will celebrate some of the important field conservation work which Banham has supported in recent years.

There will be an opportunity to hear three guest speakers give short illustrated presentations on their work in the wild.

Rebecca Klein, managing director of Cheetah Conservation Botswana, will speak about her organisation's important work in protecting these magnificent cats.

Christopher Schwitzer, head of research at Bristol Zoo, will speak about his work in Madagascar for the European Association for the Study and Conservation of Lemurs.

Tany Langenhorst, international studbook keeper for the Grevy's zebra, will talk about the Grevy's zebra conservation project in East Africa.

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These are all projects that have benefited from support from the Friends of Banham Zoo and this will be a great opportunity to hear how the support actually saves animals in the wild.

Tickets are £12 per person and are available by calling 01953 887771 extension 214, with any profits going to support conservation projects.

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