Birthdays

Kubwa's special birthday gift

It’s Kubwa’s 19th birthday today and he had a special gift a little early…as he met daughter, Kira for the first time!   And the introduction couldn’t have gone better – with keepers capturing the moment on camera!   Assistant Curator Jay Haywood, said: “Since Kira’s birth a month ago, dad has been kept separated Continue reading Kubwa’s special birthday gift

Easter surprise!

Kyra couldn’t believe her eyes this morning when she discovered the Easter bunny had left her an eggciting 13th birthday gift in her paddock overnight! The birthday girl, alongside sister Asha, couldn’t wait to get stuck into the surprise enrichment Easter delivery of a giant straw nest full of huge papier mâché eggs. And as the Continue reading Easter surprise!

It’s great to be eight!

We’re sending birthday greetings to our cheeky Bornean orangutan Sprout who’s eight today! The birthday girl received a sack full of tasty treats wrapped in colourful tissue paper for breakfast this morning, but keepers have plenty more fun and games in store for her throughout the day and there’s also going to be orang-friendly cake Continue reading It’s great to be eight!

Scent-sational birthday breakfast!

A scent-sational birthday breakfast was served up to our handsome seven year-old Sumatran tiger Joao this morning. To celebrate his big day, keepers used some heart-shaped hose reel enrichment, which they’d left in used giraffe bedding overnight and stuffed it full of his favourite meaty chunks before hanging it from the outdoor climbing frame for Continue reading Scent-sational birthday breakfast!

Kadida turns one!

It’s a big day for a special little girl today as our first female baby gelada turns one! The birth of Kadida, the youngest of the breeding troop, finally broke our all-boy chain and we were so tickled pink about her arrival we invited our Facebook followers to choose her pretty name. Senior Keeper, Jodie Continue reading Kadida turns one!

Birthday boy!

Look who’s sliding into his fourth birthday in style today! It’s Indah our lar gibbon off to find his birthday treats left inside the internal den by keepers. The birthday boy, who can easily be recognised from the rest of his family by his snowy white fur, was treated to his favourite foods of banana Continue reading Birthday boy!

Twenty-four today!

Happy Birthday to our handsome Bornean orangutan, Jorong, who turns 24 today! And keepers were planning to include celery, the alpha male’s favourite food, on the menu as well as giving him new sheets and blankets to play with on his special day. Upper Primates Section Leader Pat Stevens said: “Jorong has been with us Continue reading Twenty-four today!

Josie hits double digits!

Dudley Zoo’s female giraffe Josie received a special birthday greeting today from a fellow 10-year-old who adopts her. Adopter Hortense from London sent a birthday card for Josie’s 10th birthday which was beautifully illustrated with a sketch of her favourite giraffe. The card wished Josie the best day ever and Hortense also sent her a Christmas Continue reading Josie hits double digits!