Winner winner, veggie dinner

ZSL London Zoo’s western lowland gorillas are celebrating World Gorilla Day by revealing today’s winners of People’s Postcode Lottery. 

Gorillas at ZSL London Zoo reveal Postcode Lottery winners

Part of international conservation charity, ZSL, which is supported by players of the People’s Postcode Lottery, ZSL London Zoo’s family of western lowland gorillas helped to reveal the lucky postcode winners of today’s (24 September) £30,000 prize, which was hidden in their enclosure.

The troop woke up to a special breakfast treat that they had to dig out from behind a camouflaged screen of leaves, and in doing so revealed today’s winners. 

Kumbuka the gorilla poses next to the People's Postcode Lottery installation

ZSL’s Head of Primates Dan Simmonds said; “Our band of six western lowland gorillas are highly intelligent and curious mammals so it was fascinating to see them investigate the new installation in their enclosure and announce the winners on World Gorilla Day.”

In a double win for the Critically Endangered western lowland gorillas, ZSL is working in Cameroon monitoring the species. Dan Simmonds continued: “As an international conservation charity, our work extends far beyond the boundaries of ZSL London Zoo. 

“The troop of western lowland gorillas at ZSL London Zoo are ambassadors for the conservation work being supported by ZSL (Zoological Society of London) in Cameroon. Thanks to players of People's Postcode Lottery, we're able to work in Cameroon to monitor and keep tabs on a number of precious species including western lowland gorillas.”

Gorillas at ZSL London Zoo investigate People's Postcode Lottery installation

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