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So we managed to get you this far....now all we need to do is convince you!

In celebration of the International Year of Biodiversity and to raise funds for the great work of the Zoological Society of London, staff members of ZSL will be running the British 10k fully clad as a real life food chain! Come and see a ravenous giant anteater chasing after a column of eager ants, who are pursuing luscious leaves being “blown” around some of ’s famous hot spots. The great food chase race will be setting off from Hyde Park Corner at 9:30am on Sunday 11 July. Please come along and cheer us on!

On a more serious note, biodiversity is declining rapidly due to factors such as land use change, climate change, invasive species, overexploitation, and pollution.  Human actions are contributing to irreversible losses in terms of the diversity of life on Earth. Changes in biodiversity have been more rapid in the past 50 years than at any time in human history and are expected to continue at the same pace or even to accelerate.

The International Year of Biodiversity is a unique opportunity to increase understanding of the vital role that biodiversity plays in sustaining life on Earth. This is vital for current and future human wellbeing.

Our aim of this run (anteater waddle!) is to highlight ZSL’s hard work to conserve biodiversity. We have scientists studying extinction rates, the impact of invasive species, biodiversity hotspots and the impact of biodiversity loss on ecosystem services amongst many other related projects.  ZSL seeks a diverse and healthy natural world and aims to motivate others to take conservation action seriously within their daily lives.

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Raising money for

Zoological Society Of London

Zoological Society Of London

Charity Registration No. 208728

The Zoological Society of London (ZSL) is made up of a unique combination of scientific research, worldwide conservation and outstanding educational facilities at ZSL London and Whipsnade Zoos. Our mission is to promote and achieve the worldwide conservation of animals and their habitats.

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Donation by Les Radford on 21/07/10

£10.00

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Well done guys, you looked stunning!

Donation by Monika Bohm on 20/07/10

£10.00

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Well done - I was so happy to see you all on the way! Sweaty but beautiful x

Donation by Nathalie Bell on 19/07/10

£25.00

+ £7.05 Gift Aid

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Well done guys - AMAZING! Also, I think this shows that Lucy should think about changing professions to become an Actress!

Donation by Charlotte Cowan on 19/07/10

£10.00

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Good luck Giant Ant Eater... and try not to trip over you giant tongue too many times ;)

Donation by Tim peacock on 17/07/10

£10.00

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well done sweethearts tx

Donation by Teague Flannery on 15/07/10

£15.00

+ £4.23 Gift Aid

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Brilliant achievement, well done.

Donation by Andy Grant on 15/07/10

£25.00

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Well done Kate &Co! Love the photos! xx

Donation by Elanor Lim on 14/07/10

£10.00

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Sorry this is late, but well done! You've done all the Ant Eaters and Leafs out there proud! x

Donation by Gabby Knott on 13/07/10

£10.00

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Have a Fun Run, from Lucy (age 3) a Friend of ZSL and bug fan!

Donation by Lucy Sharpe on 09/07/10

£5.00

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Fly the flag! And Good luck! Well done.

Donation by Adrian Taylor on 09/07/10

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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Good luck Kate! I hope the Ant leafs you alone! Enjoy it. Lou x

Donation by Louise Talmage on 08/07/10

£10.00

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I think you are all just a little bit crazy to run in those costumes... but good luck!!! Have a great race - enjoy the attention!!! :-) Em

Donation by Emily Sheath on 07/07/10

£15.00

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Respect is due to you all (but especially to Henry and Theo - it will probably feel like a 100K race in 100 degree heat!). Jackiex

Donation by Jackie Tanner on 07/07/10

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

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Hope you wear the same outfit when you run the Melbourne marathon. Looking good. Good luck. Gary x.

Donation by Gary Hampson on 07/07/10

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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Your outfits are awesome! I'm soooo gonna have to come watch! Good luck twinkle toes I think as the leaf you got the lesser of 3 evils haha x

Donation by Abby Pell on 06/07/10

£5.00

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Don't think you are ever getting me in an outfit for a run !

Donation by David Pitkin on 06/07/10

£20.00

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Go leafy Kate!! Run like the wind...hope it isn't too hot on Sun with that costume! Helen & Timxx

Donation by Helen Cooke on 06/07/10

£10.00

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Hope Theo that your 'four' legs keep up with the Ant's 'six'. Keep your 'proboscis' imbibing water!

Donation by JBB+JRE+Sybes oh and Gloria. on 06/07/10

£25.00

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Good luck everyone ! x

Donation by Craig Cocks on 06/07/10

£10.00

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Good luck guys!

Donation by Ruth on 06/07/10

£5.00

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Think you should blow along quite nicely with your wind Lou! Good luck everyone.

Donation by Claire & James Hull on 06/07/10

£10.00

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Well done. x

Donation by Adam Bashford on 06/07/10

£20.00

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Whilst I want you guys to do well I don't want you to over take me in all your fancy costumes!

Donation by James Bailey on 06/07/10

£10.00

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Well done Auntie Lu

Donation by Josh and Sophie on 06/07/10

£15.00

+ £4.23 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£810.00
  • Offline donations£20.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£830.00
  • Gift Aid£194.62

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