Bamboo banquet

Offcuts from bamboo bushes at DZG have provided tasty treats for some of our animals.

When members of our gardening team cut back the plants around the aviaries, they gave branches to keepers who shared it about their sections.

Tapirs, kangaroos, red pandas, Barbary sheep and our giraffes, pictured with Keeper Ellis Robinson, all enjoyed the bamboo feast.

Keeper Josh Luxton said: “Our animals love having bamboo as a treat and the red pandas don’t mind getting an extra portion of the food that makes up most of their diet.

“Other than the red pandas, the animals don’t get bamboo that often so it’s nice for them to have something different.

“It’s also a great way of using plants we have on site and means nothing goes to waste.”