Doncaster zookeepers’ fun for Red Nose Day

Keeper Amy Miller with the Squirrel Monkey celebrating Red Nose Day at Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Keeper Amy Miller with the Squirrel Monkey celebrating Red Nose Day at Yorkshire Wildlife Park

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If you visit Yorkshire Wildlife Park today you may notice that the zookeepers and the animals look a little different.

That’s because they all have red noses – and the rangers have even painted their faces to look like their furry friends.

It’s all to raise money for Comic Relief’s fundraiser Red Nose Day, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year and has asked people countrywide to make their faces funny for money.

Cheryl Williams, director of the park, said: “We always get behind Comic Relief as it is such a fantastic cause.

“The faces of animals are admired for their individual patterns, so what better way to support the campaign than having our animal keepers transforming their faces to match some of our favourite park residents.”

The fundraising fun continues at the park, at Branton, near Doncaster, throughout the day.

The cash raised by staff at Yorkshire Wildlife Park, and the millions of others, will be spent by Comic Relief to transform lives here in Yorkshire, the rest of the UK and across Africa.

To donate £1, you can text FUNNY to 70011. You can also still buy official Red Nose Day T-shirts from TK Maxx and Red Noses from Sainsbury’s supermarkets. For information, visit www.rednoseday.com and www.yorkshirewildlifepark.com