Well done, Tyler!

We’re sending congratulations to train driver, Tyler Morris, who has been named our Employee of the Month! Tyler, who has only recently taken on the driver duties of Dotto, our popular land train, was nominated by Retail Manager, Isobel Blackwell, after receiving excellent visitor feedback. He was presented with a certificate and gift vouchers by […]

40 year celebration!

Join us in saying congratulations to one of our longest serving employees, who yesterday reached 40 years working at DZC! Assistant Head Gardener, Antony Gwilt, initially started on a gardening Youth Training Scheme, which involved three days training here at the zoo and two days at college. He had wanted to go into glass cutting, […]

Well done, Ian!

DZC’s newest train driver, Ian Meredith, was chuffed to be announced as this month’s Employee of the Month! Ian, who has only been at DZC since December was nominated for the accolade by Retail Manager, Isobel Blackwell, after he stepped in and helped with essential maintenance of our popular land train, Dotto. Isobel said: “Ian’s […]

35 years at DZC!

We’re saying congratulations to Zoo Manager Matt Lewis who today marks 35 years at DZC! Starting out as a fresh-faced 16-year-old trainee on the bird section, over the last three and a half decades, Matt has worked his way through the ranks to Zoo Manager, where he now deals with all the operational day-to-day running […]

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 […]