Circus bears headed for West Lothian get Joanna Lumley on side

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THREE stranded circus bears hoping to make a home in West Lothian now have Joanna Lumley fighting their corner.

The Ab Fab actress is the latest celebrity to make a donation to the campaign at the Five Sisters Zoo in West Lothian, hoping to raise enough money to transport and rehouse Suzy, Peggy and Carmen, currently in a holding pen in Belgium.

A new state-of-the-art enclosure at the zoo in Gavieside is already under construction but the bears won’t be able to relocate until campaigners reach their £80k appeal target.

Five Sisters owner Brian Curran said: “We are so grateful to everyone who has donated so far, we have reached the half way mark having managed to raise a staggering 40k, and now need one final huge push to help raise the final funds and bring the circus bears to their new home as soon as possible.”

Campaigners are now hoping that international singing superstar Susan Boyle will also lend her support.

To donate online go to www.fivesisterszoo.co.uk