A proper farewell!

It was wonderful to welcome back former DZC Registrar and Research Co-ordinator, Dr David Beeston for a proper farewell, 12 months after retiring mid pandemic!

Dave retired last year following his four-decade vocation here at DZC, but due to covid regulations and furlough we were unable to say goodbye in person.

Following the recent ease of restrictions and having spent the last year in lockdown in his native Wales, Dave was able to get back on site where we were able to finally wish him well and present him with a card and gifts.

Zoo Director Derek Grove, said: “Dave retired as covid started to spiral and the pandemic prevented Dave having the send-off he deserved.

“All of us at DZC have reasons to thank Dave for helping us in the many roles he undertook over the years, I certainly do.

“He never got fond farewell that he deserved, so it was lovely to finally say thank you.”