Our Spider Monkeys have a snazzy newly decorated indoor pad, thanks to the talents of the dad of one our Lower Primates Keepers! Colin Reddall, dad to Jade, donated two days of his time to hand paint the den walls with a tropical rainforest mural, complete with trees, lush greenery and a few hidden animals. … Continue reading Thank You Colin!
Three DZC keepers took centre stage at the BIAZA Mammal Working Group virtual conference. Lower Primates Section Leader Jodie Dryden, Carnivore Keeper Cheyenne Darkins and Trainee Keeper Chloe Riley all submitted pre-recorded presentations, which were broadcast to zoo professionals at BIAZA collections around Britain and Ireland as part of the online three-day conference. Jodie spoke … Continue reading DZC takes centre stage
Our Bactrian camels may be looking a little straggly at the moment, as they begin moulting their thick coat, but this is providing ideal nest lining for some of the site’s native birds! Keepers have spotted a clever carrion crow, amongst other feathered friends, collecting up the shed hair from the paddock floor. This hair … Continue reading Moulting hair provides cosy lining!
This World Binturong Day we’re sharing this cute video of Ellie tucking into her favourite sweetcorn! She loves sweetcorn so much, she even steals it from den mate, Connie, the Asian Palm Civet, when she’s not looking! Find out more about ABConservation, the only organisation in the world entirely dedicated to the study and protection … Continue reading World Binturong Day 2021
DZC’s Conservation Officer, Chris Leeson, is helping us mark World Tapir Day, with some fun facts about one of our most popular animals on site!
Visitors can learn more about our animal species with new virtual talks. As we’re unable to hold on-site keeper talks due to covid restrictions, visitors are able to access the fun and informative talks by scanning QR codes found at animal enclosures around the zoo on their smart phones. We plan to keep adding to … Continue reading Virtual talks
We’ve another mini lesson for you today, as Conservation Officer Chris Leeson brings you some more fascinating facts about our Colombian black spider monkeys.
This week in our mini Conservation Matters lesson we’re discovering more about owls as we join bird keepers, Steph and Becky.
Join DZC’s Conservation Officer, Chris, as he provides some fascinating facts about lynx in this week’s mini lesson!
This week’s Conservation Matters is all about our macaws, so press play and discover more in our mini lesson with Conservation Officer, Chris Leeson.