Bam Bam’s birthday shave!

Icelandic sheep Bam Bam had some male grooming ahead of his 8th birthday tomorrow.

The hand-reared male, who lives on the DZG Farm, was sheared and wormed by Zoo Manager Matt Lewis.


BEFORE AND AFTER – Bam Bam gets a close shave in time for his birthday celebrations

Senior Keeper Lesley Lewis said: “We shear the sheep once a year and it just so happened this year that we did it just before Bam Bam’s birthday, as he’ll be turning eight tomorrow.

“He’ll look extra smart for his big day!”


ABOVE: Curator Richard Brown and Trainee Keeper Chris Leeson assist as Zoo Manager Matt Lewis gets to work on Bam Bam’s fleece

Female Icelandic sheep Tigerlily was also sheared and wormed along with our goat, Bella, and two alpacas, Barley and Crunchie.