Writers raise funds for endangered species

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19 April 2013
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Writers and conservationists will be talking about their favourite animals at ZSL London Zoo  ...

Writers and conservationists will be talking about their favourite animals at ZSL London Zoo

The series of talks will be chaired by ZSL London Zoo council member, poet Ruth Padel.

The dates are:

• 14 May: Jo Shapcott, Slender Loris (pictured) in Rainforest Life
• 11 June: Helen Dunmore, Sumatran Tigers at Tiger Territory
• 20 June: Glyn Maxwell Mallorcan Midwife Toad in the Reptile House
• 16 July: Ruth Padel, Hummingbirds in the Blackburn Pavilion
• 27 August: Mark Haddon, Galapagos Tortoises in Giants of the Galapagos
• 17 September: Andrew O'Hagan, Malaysian Tapirs in Tiger Territory

Glyn Maxwell said: 'The Mallorcan midwife toad is beautiful and vulnerable, as well as being one of those rare animal species where the male does something surprisingly helpful - carries the eggs around for the female.

'But most of all I thought about it because until 1979 its story was thought to be over; and it isn't. So now I can help to tell it.'

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The talks will raise funds for ZSL's conservation projects to save animals and their habitats around the world.

Limited tickets are available.

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