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📰 Tickets to Marwell’s Zany Zebras’ ‘Zebratastic Weekend’ go on sale!

    • Marwell's Zany Zebras

    Marwell's Zany Zebras

Following the hugely successful summer art trails in Southampton City Centre and Marwell Zoo, all of the sculptures and miniatures will come together for a dramatic showcase at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton. 
 
The ‘Zebratastic Weekend’, taking place from Friday 14th to Monday 17th October, will see all 150 zebras unite with 47 miniature replicas, as members of the public are invited to enjoy them all together, in all their glory.
 
Kirstie Mathieson, Project Manager for Marwell’s Zany Zebras, said: 
“This is a one-off chance to view all of our wonderful sculptures together in one location and it promises to be quite a spectacle!
“The event will exhibit the range of wonderful designs and characters captured by our schools, groups and artists and the scale of the project as a whole.
“By putting on this fantastic showcase for Southampton, we are also hoping to raise lots of vital funds for endangered Grevy’s zebra and other at risk species.”
 
The event will be open from 9.30am to 4pm each day, with last entry at 3pm. Marwell’s Zany Zebras are running an ‘early bird’ offer with tickets priced at £2.50 if bought in advance, or £4 on the door. Entrance is free for under 3’s and carers with proof of entitlement. Tickets are available to purchase at The Marwell’s Zany Zebras Zone in The Marlands Shopping Centre (until 25th September), or by calling 01962 777 965. You can also order your tickets online at www.myonlinebooking.co.uk/marwellzoo/buy.aspx?tid=21 .

 All proceeds will go to Marwell Wildlife’s conservation work and to supporting communities living in the arid rangelands of northern Kenya. The funds raised will help the charity to enhance research and monitoring of Grevy’s zebras and other species, train local conservation managers and expand critical support for community based conservation initiatives in one of the poorest and most inhospitable parts of the world.

Following the ‘Zebratastic Weekend’, there is a chance to buy a zebra to take home with you, as all 47 large sculptures, plus one small sculpture, go on sale at a Charity Fundraising Auction at the Hilton at the Ageas Bowl on Tuesday 18th October.  If you would like to find out more about this event and how to bid on one of Marwell’s Zany Zebras’ sculptures, drop them a line at
 
If you have enjoyed the trail and wish to make a donation towards the charity’s work, you are able to do so via Marwell Wildlife’s website www.marwell.org.uk/donate