Congrats crafty Claire!

Congratulations to our crafty Senior Keeper Claire Williams who has been named our latest Employee of the Month! The Ungulates keeper was nominated by Press Officer Rachel Hickman for her help in creating enrichment for our meerkat mob ahead of them predicting a winner of the recent football derby for a local radio station. Rachel […]

Congratulations Fiona!

Congratulations to Senior Primate Keeper Fiona Cox, who has been awarded this month’s Employee of the Month! Fiona received multiple nominations from zoo staff after she successfully injection trained Bornean orangutan, Benji, prior to him being anaesthetised for a general health-check with the zoo’s veterinary team – which he passed with flying colours! Curator Richard […]

Lucy excels in role!

DZC’s Accounts Assistant, Lucy Musgrove is excelling in her role as she’s been named our latest Employee of the Month! Lucy, who works both in the zoo office and Safari Shop, was nominated by her finance colleagues for her ongoing support to the department and received a certificate and gift voucher in thanks from the […]

Grrr-eat work Louisa!

Senior Keeper, Louisa Dorrington, has been thanked for doing grrrr-eat work after being named our Employee of the Month. Louisa, who was given a certificate and gift voucher, was nominated for the monthly accolade by Zoo Manager Matt Lewis, for her dedication in helping new male lion, Keshari, settle in to DZC. Matt said: “Every […]

Congratulations Carl!

We’re sending congratulations to Head Gardener, Carl Stevens, who today reaches a tree-mendous 40 years working at DZC! The 57-year-old was thanked and presented with gift vouchers for his dedication and service by Zoo Director Derek Grove and Zoo Manager, Matt Lewis, and we’ll also be planting an ornamental cherry tree on site in his […]

Well done Louisa!

We’re sending congratulations to our Senior Keeper, Louisa Dorrington, who has been awarded our Employee of the Month. Louisa was presented with a certificate and gift voucher from the zoo’s management team for her recent efforts in going above and beyond caring for lionesses, Asha and particularly, Kyra in her last few days. Birds Section […]

Super Simon!

There was super news for Accounts Supervisor, Simon Beattie, who has been named our Employee of the Month!There was super news for Accounts Supervisor, Simon Beattie, this Monday morning as he’s been named our Employee of the Month! Simon was put forward for the award by Zoo Director Derek Grove for going above and beyond by […]

Andy reaches 45 years!

This Love Your Zoo Week it seems apt to congratulate our longest serving member of staff, who certainly does love DZC, after reaching his 45th year working here!   Zoo Gardener, Andy Palmer, reached the milestone yesterday, when he was thanked and presented with gift vouchers for his dedication and service to the zoo by […]

Congrats Katie!

We’re sending congratulations to Customer Services Team Member, Katie Ellis, who has been named our Employee of the Month! Katie received multiple nominations from the zoo’s management team after receiving fantastic feedback following her first solo-led Little Zoo Keeper experience. Retail Manager, Isobel Blackwell, said: “Katie has only recently started leading our Little Zoo Keeper […]