Brazilian Tapir

Luna's got teeth!

Little Luna’s now five weeks-old and is growing quickly. She’s doubled in size since her birth and keepers have even spotted her first few teeth! Senior Keeper Sam Grove, said: “Baby tapirs will drink mum’s milk up until they’re approximately four months old, when they’ll start eating solids. “Luna’s feeding from Meena really well and Continue reading Luna’s got teeth!

Tropical birthday treats

It’s Brazilian tapir, Meena’s 15th birthday today and daughter, Luna, made sure she’d sorted a special gift for her mum. Meena received a crate full of tasty fruit and vegetables, including her favourite pineapple, which she immediately plucked from the box and began tucking into! Senior Keeper, Sam Grove, said: “Meena’s had a very busy Continue reading Tropical birthday treats

Well done, toddlers!

Well done to everyone who took part in Barnardo’s Big Toddle yesterday and we’re wishing good luck to today’s walkers! Hundreds of under-fives have signed up to the UK’s biggest charity fundraiser for toddlers by completing a short sponsored walk around the zoo and 11th century castle. DZG Marketing Assistant, Louise Curtis, said: “We had Continue reading Well done, toddlers!

They've bin so kind!

We’re saying another thank you to Lichfield-based business, Newell Rubbermaid, who’ve bin so kind to us! The company regularly donate their surplus stock for use in our daily chores and this time we received 50 plastic bins, which have been distributed to all sections across the zoo’s 40-acre site. Assistant Curator, Jay Haywood, said: “Newell Continue reading They’ve bin so kind!