A top birthday gift

Tom Pearse from Cannock came up with the perfect present for his animal-loving girlfriend when they both became DZG Keepers for the Day.

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The 20-year-old felt under pressure to impress his 19-year-old girlfriend Paige Tarbuck, pictured together above, after she took him to Prague for his birthday. And the DZG experience turned out to be a perfect present!

Tom said: “Paige loved it and already wants to do it all over again with her mum. She particularly liked the tapirs as they were really affectionate and loving.

“Feeding the tigers and snow leopards was incredible too. I’m 6ft 7″ and when the tiger was standing up on its back legs to be fed it made me feel small.”

The couple also flew an owl, fed the penguins and got up close and personal with our black and white ruffed lemurs. They praised our knowledgeable and passionate staff too for making the day so wonderful.

Tom said he had already recommended the full-day experience to his friends and family.

Do YOU fancy trying your hand at zoo keeping for the day? CLICK HERE to find out more about having your own amazing experience at DZG