Breakfast with gorillas

Potentially noisy neighbours and an early wake-up call shouldn’t put you off a night at The Lodge. In fact, they’re the main selling points. This cosy apartment (formerly zookeeper’s quarters) within Bristol Zoo is in earshot of species such as the Asiatic lions and vociferous gibbons, offering a taste of the jungle on the edge of the city…

bristol-zoo-bed-boltonMy latest piece for The Independent involved spending the night in Bristol Zoo – an on-my-doorstep encounter with the wild. It was a huge privilege to explore the zoo after hours – just me, the keepers and the noisy menagerie of creatures. Highlights included feeding the sea lions and eating breakfast with the gorillas.

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