winter

Winter ready

Our four Patagonian sealions are bulking up during winter. Keepers have upped the amount of food being given to male, Oba and females Marina, Tania and Deisy. Assistant Curator Jay Haywood, said: “Sealions need the insulated blubber layer to protect themselves from the icy waters during the colder months so we give them more food Continue reading Winter ready

A winter relocation

DZG’s seven Cameroon sheep have relocated across the zoo site for the winter. Keepers have moved the livestock from the castle bank onto the grass alongside the Queen Mary restaurant. Farm Section Leader, Lesley Lewis, said: “We caught up the sheep individually and gave them a quick health check, including washing their feet and worming Continue reading A winter relocation

Warm wild dogs!

DZG’s five wild dogs are keeping the winter chills at bay in their newly heated outdoor den. Senior Keeper Sam Grove, said: “The dogs all love snuggling together in the den so we decided to give it a revamp by fitting a new roof and we added heating inside. “We also raised the wooden flooring, Continue reading Warm wild dogs!