A Keeper for a Day experience for a Weoley Castle couple may have prompted a career change!
Andrew Hawkins surprised his animal-loving girlfriend, Anna Maubey, pictured below, with the experience for her birthday.
Andrew, pictured right, said: “The present was a success, as I think deep down Anna would love to be a full time zoo keeper!”
During their day the couple helped DZG keepers to feed, clean up after and care for some of the world’s rarest animals as well as falling head over heels for three-year-old orang, Sprout!
Andrew added: “The day was fantastic. It was really interesting to see things from the other side of the fence.
“The passion and care each of the zoo keepers showed for the animals was inspiring.
“It’s difficult to pick a favourite part but I guess being up close and personal to the big cats was great and the lemurs were brilliant.
“Although I have a big soft spot for the orang utans and I could have quite happily taken Sprout home with me!”