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📰 Marwell’s Zany Zebras project ramps up a gear!

MARWELL’S Zany Zebras is driving forward at great speed with the arrival of the official ‘Zany Zebra’ van. 
As the project’s Education Partner, vehicle hire company U-Drive has created the unmissable stripy van which the Education Ranger will be driving as she visits the 100 schools and youth groups across Hampshire, Wiltshire, Dorset and Surrey, taking part in the project’s Education Programme.  
Sarah Lambert, Marketing Manager for U-Drive said: “When we heard that the Marwell’s Zany Zebras Education Ranger needed a van to visit all the schools and youth groups involved, we were delighted to help. It is a fantastic community project to be a part of. ” 
The Marwell’s Zany Zebras trail will see spectacular Grevy’s zebra sculptures create an amazing trail across Southampton and Marwell Zoo to raise awareness of the plight of these incredible creatures and give a welcome boost to the regions’ economy. The schools and youth groups will be decorating small sculptures that will be located in shopping centres, businesses and libraries throughout the city centre. 
Kirstie Mathieson, Project Manager for Marwell’s Zany Zebras said: “We are absolutely delighted with our Marwell’s Zany Zebras Van! It looks fabulous and extremely eye-catching! If you see Laura, our Education Ranger, out and about in the vehicle as she visits the 100 schools and youth groups to deliver their Outreach sessions be sure to take a photo and share with us using the #ZanyZebraVan.  A huge thank you to U-Drive - their support has been vital to the success of the project.”
Businesses, schools and artists from around the region will help Marwell Wildlife create this family friendly trail and bring additional footfall to the region. 
For more information about how to sponsor one of Marwell’s Zany Zebras, visit the website  
Make sure you keep a look out for the #ZanyZebraVan making its way to schools this year. Share your favourite photos with us on social media. 
    • Kirstie Mathieson with George Bowditch from U-Drive

    Kirstie Mathieson with George Bowditch from U-Drive - Photo Credit: Marwell Zoo