Banham Zoo in Norfolk provided the perfect location for a short film to promote World Land Trust’s (WLT) Big Cat Big Match.
The footage shot at Banham features Bill Oddie, WLT Council member and wildlife campaigner, discussing big cats with Oliver Lewis-McDonald, Banham’s Lead Qualified Keeper.
During Big Cat Big Match Fortnight (1-15 October 2014) all donations to WLT’s Big Cat Appeal will be matched with funds pledged in advance, making them go twice as far. All the funds raised will go directly to saving wild species like Bengal Tigers, Jaguars, Clouded Leopards and Asiatic Cheetah, which all face extinction in the wild.
A member of the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA), Banham Zoo has been loyal supporter of WLT for several years. The zoo is home to several big cats including Cheetah, Siberian Tiger, Sri Lankan Leopard and Snow Leopard, as well as smaller wild cats such as Geoffroy’s Cat, Ocelot and Pallas Cat.
Banham Zoo has also donated a family entry ticket as a prize for WLT’s Big Cat competition – ‘match the ears to the cat’ – which will be held at WLT’s stand at Wild About Norfolk on 11 October 2014.