All about giraffes

Assistant Curator, Richard Brown, and keeper, Jay Haywood, joined staff from 14 giraffe collections across the UK in a workshop to share best practice.

DZG-leaf-store-webRichard and Jay were among more than 30 ungulates keepers who attended the January 17 event at Flamingo Land, North Yorkshire.

Jay said: “Some of the keepers at the workshop were new to the job and really benefited from others’ experiences.

“I gave a presentation about caring for pregnant giraffes which many of the keepers found helpful, and Richard and myself also came back with a few new ideas.

“Some were simple little things that can make a difference, like drying out nettles and mixing them with hay for winter feed, which we will definitely be trying out on our three Rothschild giraffes.”

CAPTION: Assistant Curator, Richard Brown, feeds browse to DZG’s Rothschild giraffes.