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African safari in Surrey

If you're not one of the fortunate few going away this Easter, then why not visit an African safari that's literally on your doorstep...well within the M25 at least.

A giraffe at Chessington's Zufari investigates a truck Credit: Chessington World of Adventures

Chessington World of Adventures has just launched Zufari, a new African safari based in the heart of Surrey. It's equivalent to the size of 15 football pitches and includes a host of different animals like zebras, rhinos and giraffes.

A rhino wanders across the safari Credit: Chessington World of Adventures

Visitors will be driven around the authentic African landscape in a monster-off road safari truck.


Inspection after theme park fall

A health and safety inspector is at a theme park today where a four-year-old girl was critically injured following a fall from a bridge.

Jessica Blake, from the Isle of Sheppey, Kent, suffered a fractured skull, a bleed on the brain and broken ribs when she fell around 14ft from the Tomb Blaster ride queue at Chessington World of Adventure in Surrey on Thursday afternoon.

She is being treated at St George's Hospital, south London, and her family are at her side. She remains in a critical condition.

The Health and Safety Executive said that the inspector will be on site this morning and is "making initial inquiries" into the incident.