BBC journalist mobbed by lemurs at Banham Zoo

Alex Dunlop is mobbed by lemurs at Banham Zoo. Picture BBC.

Alex Dunlop is mobbed by lemurs at Banham Zoo. Picture BBC. - Credit: BBC

A BBC news correspondent was mobbed by lemurs while filming at Banham Zoo in Norfolk.

Video footage of Alex Dunlop's encounter with the animals has gone viral and has been viewed around the world.

Speaking about the incident, Mr Dunlop said: 'My journalistic epitaph could be this... being mobbed by a bunch of Lemurs in Norfolk.'

He was covering the annual 'stock take' or animal count at the zoo when he thought it would be a good idea to enter the lemur enclosure to film his piece to camera.

'Doing a piece to cameras with a few lemurs seemed like a good idea before I entered their pen, but quickly descend into farce.'

The footage shows the excited lemurs jumping all over Mr Dunlop.

'It's a tad surreal seeing this video go global. I can see why they call it 'viral',' he said as it spread around the world.

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