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Hanwell Zoo manager Jim Gregory feeding the lemurs

Win the chance to be a zookeeper for the day

If you follow the clues at Hanwell Zoo this spring you could win the prize of being a zookeeper there for a day.

There will be plenty of family fun to be had with a cracking Easter egg trail taking place from Saturday, 31 March to Sunday, 14 April. It will be free to take part in the trail after you have paid your entrance fee for the zoo and, what is more, you could even win the chance to join the zookeepers for a day and help them look after the wide variety of creatures they care for at Hanwell.

This spring is a perfect opportunity to meet the 30 species of bird that call Hanwell Zoo their home, which should be resplendent again after the cold of winter. Six-foot red crowned cranes, amazing Caribbean flamingos and a flock of black cheeked lovebirds are just some of the many feathered friends assembled from across the world as part of the zoo’s impressive conservation work.

There are also plenty of other animals to grab your attention, including a mob of meerkats, the loveable lemur group (which Around Ealing and EalingNewsExtra readers helped to name) and the popular Emperor Tamarin monkeys. Once you have seen the animals there do not forget to leave time for children to enjoy the newly built water play area.

Known locally as ‘the Bunny Park’, Hanwell Zoo is in Brent Lodge Park, Church Road, Hanwell, W7 3BP. Follow @HanwellZoo on Twitter and search Hanwell Zoo on Facebook; or visit its website at hanwellzoo.co.uk

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