Byron’s tapir wish


Animal mad, Byron Crane, spent his eighth birthday as a DZG Little Zoo Keeper and now wants a pet tapir after meeting our Brazilian trio, Meena, Chico and Ronnie!

The youngster from Tamworth, decided on a keeper day instead of a birthday party and loved every second as he met some of the site’s tamer animals and discovered lots of new interesting animal facts from the keepers.

Byron’s mum, Lisa, said: “He had a lovely day. We choseDudley Zoo because it seemed to be the best value for money and with the most interesting animals for Byron to encounter.

“He loved handling the snake, skink, rat and ferret and hand feeding the penguins, but now wants to move to America so he can have a pet tapir!”