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Zoo predicts a riotous housewarming celebration for lion brothers

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You can win an animal experience with a Kaiser Chief

Kaiser Chiefs frontman and renowned coach on BBC TVs The Voice, Ricky Wilson is set to formally welcome lions Kumba and Vigo into their new home at the Isle of Wight Zoo on Saturday, April 4.

The two rescued lion brothers recently moved into their new accommodation which comes complete with a heated sleeping area and specially reinforced full-height windows which allow the public close-up, face to face encounters with the king-sized duo. Now they are settled, the Wildheart Trust feels that the time is right for a housewarming celebration.

Chief Executive of The Wildheart Trust Veronica Chrisp said “Ricky Wilson is a keen animal lover and has been following the lions’ story since their arrival here at The Zoo. We were surprised and delighted when he made contact saying that he was desperately keen to help. It didn’t take long before we settled on him being the perfect host for the long-anticipated, house-warming celebrations.”

On the day of his visit, Ricky has agreed to share a meerkat experience with a lucky prize-winner and a guest. To enter, just visit the Isle of Wight Zoo between now and April 2 to be entered into a free prize draw. The winner of this exclusive experience will be announced at the close of business on April 2.
More details can be found online at: www.isleofwightzoo.com