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Birthday pandas

It’s birthday week in the red panda enclosure as Yasmin and Gawa celebrate their special days. Yasmin – pictured above – is 12 today, while Gawa – pictured below – turned two last week. The colourful pair were given their favourite pear and banana treats by Trainee Keeper, Josh Luxton, who is currently spending time Continue reading Birthday pandas

Carpets of colour

Our gardeners have had a busy few days planting the site with thousands of colourful flowers. The team have transformed the formal beds around the medieval castle, as well as the turnstile entrance, borders around the chairlift, pots outside the Queen Mary Restaurant and for the first time, the borders on top of the former Continue reading Carpets of colour

Giraffe awareness

It’s World Giraffe Day and we’re helping shed light on the challenges the planet’s tallest species face in the wild. And we’re delighted to have raised £651.86 for the Giraffe Conservation Foundation (GCF), following a weekend of fundraising, when visitors got the chance to feed our three giraffes by entering our raffle, as well as Continue reading Giraffe awareness

Cooling chimp treats

Our seven chimpanzee girls enjoyed a cooling frozen treat in the warm weather. In celebration of Fanny’s 43rd birthday yesterday, keepers filled bamboo canes with natural yoghurt, which they then popped in the freezer. Lower Primates Keeper, Jodie Dryden, said: “It was really interested to see three different reactions to the chimp-friendly ice lollies. “Some Continue reading Cooling chimp treats

Feed & fundraise

Visitors can help us stand tall and raise funds for World Giraffe Day this weekend. Throughout tomorrow and Sunday we’re offering the chance for giraffe fans to win a close encounter to feed our trio – Kubwa, Josie and Kito. As well as highlighting the threats giraffes face in the wild, keepers will be selling Continue reading Feed & fundraise