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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
Today’s the perfect day to come and wish our gelada alpha male Ebano happy 15th birthday – as it’s also Visit the Zoo Day! The birthday boy loves scaling the trees in the banked enclosure he and eight other members of the family group moved into last month. And he’s even been teaching youngsters Billie and … Continue reading Visit birthday boy Ebano
Today’s the day we’re wishing a very happy first birthday to our adorable young gelada, Dendi. The birthday boy, the second youngest gelada at DZG, is one of the most playful in the breeding group and enjoys nothing more than a good cartwheel down the bank of their new enclosure. And grated carrot – Dendi’s … Continue reading It’s Dendi’s day!
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!
We’re wishing our youngest and most playful chimp Banika many happy returns as she turned 24 today. The birthday girl enjoyed some dates and monkey nuts which were kindly donated to the all-female group by chimp lover and DZG member Wendy Gray. Senior Primate Keeper Jodie Dryden said: “Banika is definitely our cheekiest chimp and … Continue reading Birthday girl Banika