Superman actor Cavill joins wildlife trust

Henry Cavill at Durrell wildlife park. Pic: Durrell Jersey-born actor Henry Cavill has become an ambassador for Durrell wildlife park

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Superman actor and Jersey native Henry Cavill says he is "enormously proud" to be an ambassador for the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust.

The actor, currently on a break from filming Batman v Superman, said he visited the wildlife park as a child.

He said trust staff do the "seemingly impossible" and he was humbled to help.

Durrell was founded as a conservation charity over 50 years ago by author and naturalist Gerald Durrell.

'Superhuman'

Speaking at the park, Mr Cavill said: "What they do is close to my heart and something that deserves close attention.

Henry Cavill at Durrell wildlife park. Pic: Durrell The actor said he visited the Jersey wildlife park as a child

"I feel that saving the diversity of life on our planet will be seen as increasingly important in the not-too-distant future."

As an ambassador for Durrell, he plans to visit some of the charity's 50 field programmes around the world.

Lee Durrell, honorary trust director and wife of the late Gerald Durrell, said she was thrilled at Mr Cavill's support.

"Often our field teams are required to perform almost superhuman feats in their attempts to halt the decline of some of the world's most endangered species and their habitats," she said.

Lee Durrell Lee Durrell says conservation teams perform "superhuman" tasks

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