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|
To donate to the ZSL fundraising campaign visit zsl.org/justgiving
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."