Furry fans go ape for Blackpool FC!

Blackpool Zoo’s orang-utans went wild when they found out Blackpool FC had made it through to the play-offs.

When the club heard about their furry fans they sent them a XXXXXL team shirt so they could really get into the swing of things.

Summer the orang-utan, who was born in Blackpool, couldn’t wait to put it on. Keepers also gave them an array of tangerine coloured clothing to play with, which provided hours of fun for the group.


Notes to editors:

Pictures show: Summer the orang-utan showing off in her football kit and tangerine t-shirt! Please click on the links below to download the pictures. Please call Paula Holden on 07772268378 for assistance.

More information about Blackpool Zoo:

Blackpool Zoo’s visitor numbers continued to hit record highs in 2011, with the year being hailed as the busiest in the zoo’s 39 year history.

Blackpool Zoo is owned by Parques Reunidos, the second largest European leisure parks operator and a leading world-wide player. The zoo is home to over 1,500 mammals, birds, reptiles and invertebrates set amidst thirty-two acres of mature woodland and lakes.

The zoo’s signature animals include elephants, giraffes, big cats, gorillas, orang-utans, sea lions, primates, zebras and kangaroos. It is open every day of the year, apart from Christmas Day, from 10am.

For further information please contact:

Paula Holden, Julie Hackett or Denise Dawson at ICG on 01772 679383 or email paula@icgonline.co.uk; julie@icgonline.co.uk, denise@icgonline.co.uk

Out of office hours contact: Paula Holden on 07772268378