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Bring Gilbert Home - Urgent Appeal

Message from Marwell Zoo:

We are devastated to share our loyal Marwell's Zany Zebra fans and friends that Gilbert was STOLEN from the Bassett area, Southampton, in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

We desperately want our poster boy back and we are looking for any information about his whereabouts. Help us #BringGilbertHome

He was due to visit London Waterloo Station yesterday to promote both the event and the Southampton region but sadly, at around 4am on Wednesday May 11 the Marwell team were devastated to find that he had been taken from their truck. Security tags are planned to be added to all the sculptures next week as a deterrent against future thefts – unfortunately, Gilbert was taken before his could be installed.

Gilbert’s theft is heart-breaking. He’s not only much loved by the Marwell team and local community, but also a beautiful work of art and flagship for Marwell’s Zany Zebras – an event which is certain to put Southampton on the map as a hot spot for tourists this summer.

If anyone has any information please email 

or telephone 01962 770503. 

Help us #BringGilbertHome