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The Durrells star Milo Parker has admitted he fears that children his age are more interested in Xb...

Durrells actor Milo Parker fears young prefer Xboxes to plight of wildlife

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The Durrells star Milo Parker has admitted he fears that children his age are more interested in Xboxes than the plight of endangered species.

The 13-year-old actor, who stars as Gerald Durrell in the hit ITV adaptation of the famous conservationist’s childhood memoirs, said he wanted to inspire a new environmentally minded generation as he was named ambassador for the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust.

He said: “I think with all the technology these days kids are more interested in Xbox than realising what’s out there and how we really need to play a part in helping to conserve and save these species that are endangered.

“I think it’s important that the message to young people is given that Xbox or PlayStation isn’t all we need to focus on, it’s what’s out there.”

He said he was “truly humbled to have the opportunity to contribute in my small way” to the work of the Jersey-based wildlife park and charity, founded by Durrell in 1963, which works to save species from extinction.

Milo joins Superman star Henry Cavill as an ambassador and he has his eye on the actor for a role in the second series of The Durrells.

“If he’s up for it, it would be a dream!” he said.

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