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ZSL LONDON ZOO ROARS INTO CARNABY

Help save lions at ZSL’s first ever pop-up shop on Carnaby Street, London

 ZSL London Zoo have teamed up with London’s Carnaby in a bid to help save lions as part of the Zoological Society of London’s (ZSL) Lions400 campaign.

For the very first time ZSL have created a pop-up shop at 15 Carnaby Street, selling a variety of products. Funds raised by the sale will go to the Lions400 campaign, a public fundraising project designed to raise £5.7m for the endangered Asian lion.

In the pop-up shop (open 7 days a week until the end of July 2014) you’ll find a range of exclusive products – including t-shirts, bone china pieces, notebooks and badges – by fashion designer Elizabeth Emanuel featuring her lion sketch drawings, and a vibrant range of animal-print notebooks and cards by pop artist Rose Hill. Jewellery by Just Trade and And Mary, homes products and children’s books will also be available.

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The lion enclosure at ZSL London Zoo

 FREE EVENTS

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The pop-up shop will sell a variety of lion and animal themed products

Lion lovers can also take part in free events in-store, such as Pop-up Conservation sessions, with ZSL’s conservationists, and hear all about their incredible work in the wild.  Talks are free and take place at 1pm, 1.30pm, 6pm and 6.30pm on 19 June, 3 July and 17 July.

 Subjects of the Pop-Up Conservation are: 

 •         12 June – Gitanjali Bhattacharya – ZSL South and Central Asia Programme Manager – talking about her work with Asian lions and the Lions400 campaign which is supported by the pop-up shop.

•           19 June – Simon Dures – PhD Student at the Institute of Zoology – talking about African lions and their genetics.

•           3 July – Joanna Barker – UK and Europe Conservation Programme Co-ordinator – talking about marine mammal conservation in the Thames Estuary.

•           17 July – Nisha Owen – EDGE Conservation Biologist – talking about EDGE (Evolutionary Distinct and Globally Endangered) species

The campaign will include the building of a new state-of-the-art lion breeding centre and visitor experience at the Zoo, as well as the extension of vital conservation work in the field where only 400 Asian lions are left in the wild.

 The shop will be open for six weeks, to find out more about the campaign and events in the pop-up shop visit zsl.org/lions400 or carnaby.co.uk

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There are only 400 Asian lions left in the wild

 15 Carnaby Street, Carnaby, W1