Keepers

Nicola flies through bird course

DZG’s Nicola Wright, is celebrating after flying through a course about managing birds of prey. Section Leader Nicola, took part in the day long Managing Raptors for Health and Longevity at the International Centre for Birds of Prey in Gloucestershire. Led by a specialist in avian medicine, the BIAZA credited training course covered housing, day-to-day Continue reading Nicola flies through bird course

Ellis lands the job!

It’s a fantastic start to 2017 for Ellis Robinson as the 20-year-old has landed a Trainee Keeper position at DZG. A familiar face on site for the last couple of years, securing the permanent position is a dream come true for the animal lover from Gornal, after impressing zoo bosses with her hardworking attitude and dedication. Ellis Continue reading Ellis lands the job!

Spider-Girl Sarah!

Spiders may be one of the most feared animal species in the world, but for DZG’s Weekend Keeper, Sarah Redding, they’re a life’s passion! Currently the 40 year-old owns 23 tarantulas which she keeps in tanks in her bedroom, including the world’s largest – the Goliath birdeater, called Bridget, who’s the size of a dinner Continue reading Spider-Girl Sarah!