Rain didn’t stop play!

Pouring rain couldn’t dampen the spirits of a Leicestershire mother and daughter who became Keepers for a Day.

Emily Ward was treated to the experience by her sister for her 21st birthday and mum, Sally Bingley, a fellow animal lover, joined in the fun too!

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Sally said: “We had a brilliant day at the zoo.

“The keepers were all really friendly and knowledgeable. It was freezing cold and pouring with rain but we felt like we had the zoo to ourselves as there was no one else there. It also made us realise that the keepers have to do the job whatever the weather!”

During their day Emily and Sally worked with birds, large and small primates, big cats and the site’s hoofed stock.