We’re wishing our bush dog sisters a very happy 3rd birthday today! Scarlet, Ruby and Rioja arrived at DZG in March and quickly made an impression on keepers. Senior Keeper, Sarah Evans, said: “They’re very cheeky and like following keepers around the enclosure and as soon as they spot one of us they run up to … Continue reading A trio of birthday girls!
Our oldest Humboldt penguin, Pingu, is celebrating his 26th birthday today! He’s a very special penguin to DZG as he was one of the founding members of the zoo colony back in 1991 having been hand-reared by keepers. The breeding programme, which was honoured with a prestigious BIAZA conservation award ten years ago, was headed … Continue reading Pingu’s 26!
It’s Kyra’s birthday and our beautiful Asiatic lioness is 11 today! If you’re visiting the zoo, make sure you stop by Lion Ridge and wish her many happy returns! And why not treat the birthday girl to some goodies from our Amazon Wishlist? The list, which can be FOUND HERE, is full of useful items … Continue reading Happy birthday, Kyra!
Our loveable Bornean orangutan, Sprout, woke up to a pile of presents this morning to celebrate her sixth birthday! Upper Primates keepers left the wrapped gifts outside for the birthday girl to discover and she was straight over unwrapping the paper to get to the tasty treats hidden inside. Keeper Sian-Leigh Simner, said: “We filled … Continue reading Gifts galore for Sprout!
We’re wishing our beautiful Inca bear a very happy 37th birthday today! The Asiatic black bear, who’s surpassed the species’ typical life expectancy by more than a decade, will be receiving some extra treats from keepers today, including her favourite quail and sprats. And as a special gift for Inca, DZG has signed up as … Continue reading Birthday girl, Inca!
Our gorgeous Sumatran tiger, Joao, is celebrating his 5th birthday today and keepers treated the big cat to a Chinese and Indian takeaway! Senior Keeper, Sarah Evans, pictured above, stuffed two hessian sacks with used giraffe bedding and covered one with soy sauce and the other with curry powder before throwing them to the birthday … Continue reading Birthday takeaway
DZG’s seven chimpanzees enjoyed their first ever foam party in celebration of Barbie’s 39th birthday! Lower Primate keepers emptied the indoor den’s flooring of woodchip before leaving a paddling pool filled with water and baby bubble bath in the middle, which was full of lots of treats for the girls to discover. Keeper Harley Hunt, … Continue reading Foam party fun!
Three of our youngest animals are celebrating birthdays today! Not only is our handsome giraffe, Kito turning three, but our gorgeous African Pygmy goat girls, Daffy and Dilly, are marking their first special day too! Trainee Keeper Amy Paddock, treated the twins to a kid friendly carrot cake, with apple, goat mix, carrot and a … Continue reading A birthday trio!
It’s party time in the chimp house today as it’s Mandy’s 40th birthday! And for her big day, primate keepers surprised all seven girls to an enrichment gift inside their indoor den, bursting with delicious tastes, smells and interesting objects, that entertained the group for hours! Made out of papier mâché, cardboard boxes and plastic … Continue reading Mandy’s big 4-0!
Altogether now… Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday dear Jorong, Happy Birthday to you! Our handsome alpha male Bornean orangutan is 22 today! Primate keepers have been busy whipping up a tasty ape friendly cake for the birthday boy, which they’ll share in the orang house later on, with Benji, … Continue reading Birthday greetings