It was a close shave for DZG’s Icelandic sheep when they lost their woolly fleeces for the summer. Our Curator Richard Brown – helped by Kirsty Thornton, Chris Leeson and Amy Paddock – put his new shears into action to shave off the animals’ thick coats. Senior Keeper Kirsty Thornton said: “It was time for … Continue reading A close shave
Keepers have been getting the measure of creatures down on the DZG Farm – with some new digital scales. Knox, our pygmy hedgehog, a leopard gecko and Pocahontas the guinea pig were first to test out the new scales. Farm Section Leader Lesley Lewis said: “We weigh all our animals monthly as part of their health … Continue reading Tipping the scales!
Keepers caught up with our fascinating naked mole rats to give them health checks and new names. The five hairless mammals – a brand new species to our collection – have all tipped the scales at healthy weights and been given East African names. Our queen naked mole rat – who weighed in at 54g … Continue reading Mole rat medicals