Another birth first!

We have more baby news and it’s another exciting first for DZC in our 85th anniversary year!

We’ve welcomed the arrival of five naked mole rat pups!

The weird and wonderful species, who first joined the collection in 2018, can be spotted in their heated burrow system in the chimp viewing area.

Did you know…

  • They’re an East African species.
  • They live in an underground tunnel system that is kept at a constant 30 degrees.
  • They’re neither a mole or a rat – they’re closely related to porcupines, chinchillas and guinea pigs.
  • They can live up to 30 years in captivity.