Scottish singer Susan Boyle stunned staff at a small zoo last week (ends28Apr13) when she paid an impromptu visit to hand over a donation after one of its buildings was destroyed by a blaze.

The Scot toured the Five Sisters Zoo in West Lothian, close to her home in the town of Blackburn, on Friday (26Apr13) to see the damage caused to the tropical house when fire ripped through the building last month (Apr13).

She also handed a donation to staff to help with the rebuilding operation.

The animal sanctuary's head of marketing, Lesley Cooper, says, "We are so grateful for her donation. It's amazing to get the support of someone who is so well-known and loved worldwide."