Giant anteater

Romy's weigh-ins

Keepers have been working closely with giant anteater, Romy, to ensure she stays fit and healthy with weekly weigh-ins. They’ve built weighing scales into the back off-show enclosure, which the two year-old has to walk onto to get to her feeding bowl. Senior Keeper Sam Grove, said: “We’ve attached her feeding bowl on to the Continue reading Romy’s weigh-ins

Romy turns two!

Giant anteater, Romy, turns two today and has been enjoying splashing in her swimming pool! So much so, that keepers are letting her stay out past bedtime and are returning to tuck her in for the night at around 10pm on warm evenings. Senior Keeper Sam Grove, said: “We tend to find Romy comes out Continue reading Romy turns two!

Termite fun for Romy

Final touches are being put to an extension of giant anteater, Romy’s enclosure, which includes a two-metre-tall termite mound. The one-year old anteater moved into her new paddock last month, but only had access to one half, as keepers built her a swimming pool and artificial termite mound Assistant Curator Jay Haywood, said: “We wanted Continue reading Termite fun for Romy

Romy's new home

Romy, our female Giant Anteater, has moved house. Keepers relocated the one year-old into her new paddock, adjacent to the tapir and capybara on Friday and she’s enjoying exploring her new surroundings. Senior Keeper Sarah Evans, said: “Romy settled in quickly and has spent the last few days outside meeting her new neighbours. “Visitors should Continue reading Romy’s new home

Romy's first adopter!

Recently arrived giant anteater Romy, has her first adopter and it’s none other than our longest visiting supporter, Muriel Thatcher. The animal-crazy 90 year-old, who has been regularly visiting DZG since its opening day in 1937, has adopted many of the site’s collection over the last 79 years, but is Romy’s first one! Muriel said: “I Continue reading Romy’s first adopter!