Juicy pear kebabs were on the menu for our meerkat mob this week. Apprentice Jessica Edwards cut up chunks of the fruit before threading them on to a small branch and popping them into the meerkat enclosure. Assistant Curator Jay Haywood, said: “The kebabs didn’t last long, as the meerkats soon ate them up and … Continue reading Fruity meerkat meals
We’ve launched an in-house employee of the month scheme to reward staff who have gone above and beyond. And our first ever winner is Apprentice Keeper Mary Taylor who works on our bird section. Nominations come from colleagues and the scheme is open to all staff working across all the site’s departments, with Mary chosen … Continue reading Well done, Mary!
An apprenticeship scheme is providing on-site zoo keeper training for four new recruits. We’ve joined forces with KEITS to deliver the programme, which is enabling the young apprentices to learn to care for some of the world’s rarest exotic animals. Through hands-on experience, the scheme is guiding the students through day-to-day aspects of zoo life, … Continue reading Training new keepers