Soap star Pam lodges her support for zoo

AT first glance Pam St Clement, better known as Pat Butcher from EastEnders, may not be the first choice for launching a new overnight experience at Whipsnade Zoo.

But as an animal lover and keen conservationist, the actress could not wait to get a sneak peak at the eight lodges nestled within the heart of the zoo.

Lookout Lodge gives visitors a chance to sleep surrounded by wild animals and spectacular scenery – look one way and you’ll see a herd of white rhinos, look the other and you will take in views across the Chiltern Downs.