African carnival raises money on World Lion Day

PUBLISHED: 12:55 16 August 2019

The African carnival raised money for the Safina Lion Conservation Trust. Picture: Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm

The African carnival raised money for the Safina Lion Conservation Trust. Picture: Noah's Ark Zoo Farm

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The South West's largest zoo celebrated World Lion Day on the weekend.

The African carnival raised money for the Safina Lion Conservation Trust. Picture: Noah’s Ark Zoo FarmThe African carnival raised money for the Safina Lion Conservation Trust. Picture: Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm

Noah's Ark Zoo Farm, in Wraxall, hosted an African carnival on Saturday.

For the third year running, the zoo welcomed back Unika Dance Events and guests took part in drumming and dance demonstrations.

The colourful and energetic carnival featured eye-catching parades and performances from acrobats, African dancers and drummers.

Wet weather meant some of the activities were moved indoors, but visitors still had the chance to meet the zoo's two lions, Arusha and Masai, and their cubs.

The African carnival raised money for the Safina Lion Conservation Trust. Picture: Noah’s Ark Zoo FarmThe African carnival raised money for the Safina Lion Conservation Trust. Picture: Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm

Money collected on the day was donated to the Safina Lion Conservation Trust, which 
raises awareness about the threats to lions in the wild and aims to protect their natural habitat.

The zoo is running its global adventurer passport throughout the month and children who complete the summer event.

As a part of the event, children can get their passport stamped at the keeper talks, which can then be used on a return visit to give 50 per cent off of a child ticket.

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