Zoo holds African carnival to support lion conservation

PUBLISHED: 17:00 07 August 2018 | UPDATED: 17:47 07 August 2018

African carnival at Noah's Ark Zoo Farm, Wraxall.

African carnival at Noah's Ark Zoo Farm, Wraxall.

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African dancers, drummers and acrobats put on extravagant displays to celebrate world lion day at a Wraxall zoo.

African carnival at Noah's Ark Zoo Farm, Wraxall.African carnival at Noah's Ark Zoo Farm, Wraxall.

Noah’s Ark Zoo farm, in Clevedon Road, held an African carnival to raise money for the Safina Lion Conservation Trust on Saturday.

The zoo farm is home to two lions, Masai and Arusha, and visitors were able to hear a keepers talk about the big cats they care for.

African carnival at Noah's Ark Zoo Farm, Wraxall.African carnival at Noah's Ark Zoo Farm, Wraxall.

Dances were performed by Unika Dance Events and more than 2,000 people saw the troupe parade around the zoo’s grounds.

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African carnival at Noah's Ark Zoo Farm, Wraxall.African carnival at Noah's Ark Zoo Farm, Wraxall.

Katie Grant, digital coordinator for the zoo, said: “The day went really well, it was super sunny and the demonstrations were popular as people had the opportunity to get involved.

“It is our biggest event of the summer and we managed to raise £200 for a charity close to our hearts.”

African carnival at Noah's Ark Zoo Farm, Wraxall.African carnival at Noah's Ark Zoo Farm, Wraxall.

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The Safina Lion Conservation Trust works with zoos and wildlife parks to increase conservation awareness and education to ensure lions are protected from extinction.

African carnival at Noah's Ark Zoo Farm, Wraxall.African carnival at Noah's Ark Zoo Farm, Wraxall.

For a full list of future events at the zoo, visit www.noahsarkzoofarm.co.uk

African carnival at Noah's Ark Zoo Farm, Wraxall.African carnival at Noah's Ark Zoo Farm, Wraxall.

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