Comedians voice comic advert to save ZSL zoos

Comedians voice the animals in this comic video from London Zoo. Bob the monkey chairs a meeting with his furred and feathered 'colleagues' to discuss how to raise urgent funds for the zoo.

Bill Bailey Bob the emperor tamarin monkey
Jonathan Ross Bashu the giraffe
Jon Richardson Ganas the Komodo dragon
Catherine Tate Effie the western lowland gorilla
Alan Carr Elio the sloth
Alex Brooker Nalan the ring-tailed lemur
Shazia Mirza Penelope the meerkat
Dane Baptiste Frank the meerkat
Josh Widdicombe Spike the ring-tailed lemur
Tom Allen Bhanu the Asiatic lion
Meera Syal Dolly the giant Galapagos tortoise
Sean Lock Genghis the Bactrian camel
Kerry Godliman Narrator

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Bill Bailey, a long-time supporter of ZSL, says: "I knew ZSL and its two zoos were struggling with the devastating effects of the pandemic, and I wanted to help in any way I could. I was delighted to voice Bob the tamarin to support their appeal, as it's for an excellent cause. I also think Bob and I are quite similar, we both share a certain joie de vivre, and have eccentric facial hair. I've worked with ZSL on a number of occasions to raise awareness and support for their important conservation projects for threatened species - but now they're the ones at risk. This is how I can help."

Dominic Jermey from ZSL says: "The closure of London and Whipsnade Zoos put us under immense financial pressure; we're fighting our biggest challenge in our 200-year history. The situation ZSL is facing is anything but funny. But we know that building a connection between people and wildlife is vital to generate understanding and support. We're hoping this light-hearted approach, supported by an incredible array of comedians who have generously donated their voices to our campaign, will get people smiling and donating."

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