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MUD FOR IT; Safari park keeper trains for gruelling charity event in rhinos' favourite wallow.

Byline: LUCINDA CAMERON reporters@dailyrecord.co.uk

SAFARI park worker Graeme Alexander is training for Tough Mudder by crawling through his rhinos' pen.

And the animals seem chuffed that their clarty keeper is joining in the fun in their mud wallow at Blair Drummond.

Graeme, 24, is taking part in the event to raise money for charities Tusk and Help for Heroes. He said: "The rhinos were inside when I was in the wallow but when I went inside they were quite interested because I was covered head to toe in mud and they came over to have a look."

Graeme has also been doing pull-ups in the elephant house and heaving hay bales as he prepares for this month's 10km military-style assault course Dalkeith Country Estate.

He added: "It's good to train in the park because it has quite similar obstacles to what I will face on the course, going through the mud wallows and climbing up on stuff."

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Date:Jun 6, 2014
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