McFly stars at Colchester Zoo

IT'S all about zoo - well that's what McFly think!

IT'S all about zoo - well that's what McFly think!

Two pop stars from the boy-band have swapped their high-profile pals for a wild experience with a host of creatures at Colchester Zoo.

Dougie Poynter and Danny Jones spent the day at the zoo as keepers, learning how to look after the reptiles, birds of prey and elephants.

Dougie, the band's bass guitarist, came to the zoo after his grandmother bought the experience for a 20th birthday present because she knew he loved animals.

A spokeswoman for the zoo said: “Dougie is a keen reptile keeper himself with more than ten reptiles as well as other pets of his own and so thoroughly enjoyed his time on the reptile section helping our keeper Jamie Wood with his morning routine.

“Danny was also keen to get up close to the lemurs so they both spent an extra half an hour with primate keeper Suzanne Spreadbury-Watkins playing with and feeding the ring-tailed and red-ruffed lemurs on Lemur Island.

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“The two rock stars thoroughly enjoyed themselves as the lemurs ate out of their hands and jumped on their backs and shoulders.

“Both commented that they had a really terrific day out and promised to come back soon.”

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