Zoo keeper takes the plunge for orangutan appeal

A Brave Dudley Zoo keeper has taken a leap of faith from 10,000 ft to raise money for the zoo’s orangutan appeal.

The 27 year-old farm keeper plummeted 10,000ft through the air during a sponsored skydive last week, as he raised money towards the Castle Hill attraction's £800,000 target to build a separate outdoor enclosure for their four Bornean orangutans – Jorong, Benji, Jazz and six year-old Sprout. Adam, who has worked at DZG for the last three years, said:

“It was an amazing experience and was really exhilarating. I’m so glad I did it and I’m delighted with the amount of money I raised for such a worthy appeal, which exceeded my original target.”

Through sponsorship, Adam raised £370, which has been boosted by the zoo who have added the sales of nectar pots from its walkthrough Lorikeet Lookout exhibit from the day of his dive. There’s still time to donate towards Adam's total by visiting his JustGiving page. Zoo Director Derek Grove, said:

“We’re all incredibly proud of Adam and his fundraising feat. Our staff are always willing to go the extra mile for their animals and Adam certainly did that.

"We’re pleased to boost his sponsorship from the £446 worth of lorikeet nectar sales from the day. We hope our supporters will be inspired by his efforts and donate to the cause.”


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