Thanks for the bamboo!

We’re continuing to extend our bamboo plantation thanks to the generosity of visitors.

We recently received two large bamboo roots from a Milking Bank resident, which we’ve planted in the new anteater enclosure as additional greenery for the exhibit.

Assistant Curator, Jay Haywood, said: “Several species enjoy bamboo as part of their daily diet and it’s easier and more cost efficient for us to grow it on-site ourselves.

“And as spring is in full flow and is typically the time of year when people begin tending to their gardens, we’d be very grateful for any donations of rooted bamboo to increase our stock.”

Animals who regularly enjoy the green shoots include our red pandas, giraffes, chimpanzees, capuchins and kangaroos.

Please note, DZG staff are unable to dig out bamboo plants from gardens.

Any donations of potted or dug-out bamboo can be handed into the Safari Shop.