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University joins Marwell’s Zany Zebra trail

Published: 15 July 2016
Marwell's Zany Zebras
Marwell's Zany Zebras

The University of Southampton is taking part in Marwell Wildlife's ‘Zany Zebras’ sculpture trail this summer, taking biodiversity research into Southampton city centre.

Visitors can learn more about biodiversity at our sponsored zebra sculpture, Zebraversity – number 37 in Marwell’s sculpture trail and located next to the Queen's Peace fountain in East Park in the city. The University’s Public Engagement with Research unit (PERu) and the Education Enhancement Fund have funded the sculpture. Marwell’s previous sculpture trail, Go! Rhinos – featuring Erica, the cyber rhino created by the University’s Electronics and Computer Science team – attracted over 1.5 million people during 2013.

During the coming weeks, a series of events will be held next to the sculpture run by BioBlitz interns Megan Holgate (MEcol Ecology) and Oliver Cockroft (BSc (Hons) Biology) including an animal ‘sports day’, an opportunity to create bug hotels and BioBlitz events to engage the community in spotting local species of wildlife in East Park.

Marwell's Zany Zebras
Zebraversity in the sunshine

Dr Judith Lock, Senior Teaching Fellow within Biological Sciences said: “The University of Southampton staff and students are very excited to be part of Marwell’s Zany Zebras. The Grevy’s zebra is the face of our MRes Wildlife Conservation, which is run jointly with Marwell Wildlife. Our zebra will represent the biodiversity and conservation research that is taking place across the University.”

Click here for more information about Zebraversity and specific activities organised near the sculpture.

You can also Download the map of Zany Zebras from Marwell's website.

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