Employees

Congrats Kriss!

Well Done to Senior Keeper, Kriss Pearson, who has been awarded the top honour in our reinstated Employee of the Month scheme. The bird keeper has been commended by the zoo’s management team after receiving great feedback from visitors about his knowledge and enthusiasm for our newest arrival, Zeus the Southern Cassowary. Birds Section Leader Continue reading Congrats Kriss!

Best foot forward!

We’re wishing Senior Keeper Rachel Leek the best of luck, as she’s set to trek 80 miles along Hadrian’s Wall next week to raise money for spider monkeys in the wild! The Lower Primates keeper will be tackling the mammoth challenge alongside husband Adam as she fundraises for Wildtracks, a charity in Belize, which works Continue reading Best foot forward!

Thank you, Ivor!

We’re saying a big thank you to gardener, Ivor Norris, who has reached his 30th year here at DZC. Ivor has been a familiar face on site for three decades, diligently helping tend the zoo’s 40-acre grounds in all weathers.   Zoo Director Derek Grove said: “We’re proud to have such dedicated members of staff Continue reading Thank you, Ivor!

Dave's farewell

They say never work with children or animals… it’s sound advice, which fortunately for us Dr David Beeston ignored!   After four decades, David, who’s one of our longest serving members of staff, retired from his lifelong career yesterday – unfortunately due to covid-19 without any fanfare, but we’re sure there’s a party on the Continue reading Dave’s farewell

Inspirational apprentices!

This International Women’s Day we’re proud to feature in a brand-new teaching resource of inspirational female apprentices. The limited edition ‘The Apprenticeship A-Z of Women at Work’, includes a pack of 26 flashcards featuring apprentices in a wide range of industries, and stars our very own Zoo Keeper apprentice, Chloe Riley, as the last card Continue reading Inspirational apprentices!

Congrats Kriss!

A little bird’s told us Senior Keeper Kriss Pearson has been awarded our Employee of the Month! The bird keeper, who this month marks his 10th year working at DZC, was awarded a certificate and gift vouchers and commended by the management team for his work helping the Media and Marketing Department. Marketing Manager Andrea Continue reading Congrats Kriss!

Well done Kirsty!

Congratulations to Customer Services Team Member,  Kirsty Beckett, who’s our latest employee of the month! Kirsty, who has worked at DZG for the past nine years was awarded a certificate and gift vouchers for providing continual great customer services to our visitors. Marketing Manager Andrea Hales said: “Kirsty is a popular host for our birthday Continue reading Well done Kirsty!