Dartmoor Zoo appeal

The man who inspired the Hollywood film 'We Bought A Zoo' is turning to crowd-funding to save Dartmoor Zoo.

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Plymouth family's story becomes Hollywood film

A family whose story has become a Hollywood film were guests of honour at its premiere in Plymouth last night.

'We Bought a Zoo' is about Benjamin Mee's fight to save Dartmoor Zoo at Sparkwell. He is played by Matt Damon in the lead role. Some of his keepers were the inspiration for the other characters.

We spoke to Benjamin Mee and Hannah Webb, the senior keeper at the zoo.

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