Photo gallery: Fun run proves successful at Banham Zoo in south Norfolk

Fun run at Banham Zoo yesterday evening. Photo: Bill Smith

Fun run at Banham Zoo yesterday evening. Photo: Bill Smith - Credit: Archant © 2013

Around 200 people took part in an unusual fun run in south Norfolk this evening, strutting their stuff amongst the animal enclosures of Banham Zoo.

It proved a busy night at the zoo, near Attleborough, with supporting family members and spectators being joined by many of the zoo's 2,000 animals.

The fun started with a one for children under the age of 13 at 6.30pm and concluded with a 5km course for adults and older children from 7.15pm.

Martin Dupee, operations director of the 50-acre park, said: 'It's been absolutely brilliant. We had just under 200 people take part, which was massively up on last year.

'The weather was fantastic and everyone got round. It's a bit unusual, as fun runs go, because your running past some of the world's wildest animals so the atmosphere has been absolutely fantastic.'

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The fun run was raising funds for conservation work of the Zoological Society of East Anglia, a charitable trust which manages Banham Zoo and Africa Alive, in Lowestoft.

Mr Dupee said he was not sure how much money had been raised yet but was pleased that so many people took part, adding: 'We had a few in costumes, I saw a tiger, a butterfly, some pigs going round and a Mexican, and we also had a few runners from local clubs as well, so it was really good.'

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