Loo of the Year Awards
Monday 24 January 2000
LONDON ZOO RECIEVES COMMENDATION FOR LOO WITH A VIEW
The toilets in London Zoo's new Web of Life exhibit have won a commendation in the 1999/2000 Loo of the Year Awards. The men's toilets are particularly unusual offering visitors a unique view of the anteater paddock, adjacent to the Web of Life exhibition.
London Zoo was among 1,000 entries in the annual search for the best loos in Britain, and was commended by the judging team for its high levels of hygiene and unusual design. The toilet interior has a natural feel to it, with wood lined ceilings, automatic energy saving lights and a port hole view of the anteater paddock.
The competition - which covers areas in England, Scotland and Wales - has been running for twelve years and is sponsored by nation wide washroom hygiene specialist Cannon Hygiene, together with the Tourist Boards in England, Scotland and Wales.
Notes to editors:
Housed in the Millennium Commission-funded building, the 'Millennium Conservation Centre,' Web of Life investigates and explains biodiversity – the term used to describe the astonishing variety of life on Earth. Using a unique combination of 65 live animal exhibits, interactive displays and on show breeding facilities, the exhibition highlights the threats faced by wildlife today and how we are all involved in its conservation.
For further information, please contact:
Susan Wilks/Amy Hayward/Anna Hitchens
RPPR, Tel: 020 7460 7000, Fax: 020 7460 7001
Debbie Curtis/Joe Laing
London Zoo Press Office, Tel: 020 7449 6363/6361, Fax: 020 7449 6362
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