Polly meets Polly!
A little girl with a love of zebras who helped a zoo during lockdown has received an animal-centric day out!
Despite the dismal weather, Polly enjoyed her day of meeting all the Keepers and animals at the zoo. She fed the Reindeers, the Bactrian Camels and baby Khoomii, the mob of Meerkats, the Tapirs, Bella, the Barn Owl and of course the Zebras. She also helped with the Keepers daily tasks and got to meet animals she didn’t even know she loved.
Polly Robertson, 8, visited the zoo to walk the last mile of her 64 mile sponsored walk. Whilst at the zoo, she was spoilt by all the animal keepers for raising such an amazing amount of money
During lockdown, Polly was disappointed when she couldn’t go to the zoo for her birthday. Polly, the Zebra, who lives at Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm sent Polly, the human, a birthday letter.
This prompted Polly to walk 64 miles (a mile a day) during lockdown to ‘walk the distance’ from her house to the zoo to raise £100 for Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm’s Animal Support Fund. Polly, who was then a guest on BBC Radio 2’s Jeremy Vine show, spoke to the radio host about how she wanted to raise money to help feed the animals at Noah’s Ark. After her appearance on the Jeremey Vine show, her JustGiving page amount shot up to almost £11k, meaning that Polly had helped the zoo feed the animals for a whole month all by herself!
She presented her large cheque to the Managing Director of Noah’s Ark, Larry Bush who says “We’re bowled over by Polly’s fundraising to help care for our animals here at Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm. We love it when people share our passion for animals and Polly is as mad about Zebras as we are! We have enjoyed spoiling Polly today by introducing her to our Meerkats, Camels, Giraffe and of course, our dazzle of Zebra including Polly.”