Keepers

Adam's leap of faith!

Brave DZG Keeper Adam Wrench took a leap of faith and raised more than £800 for our Orangutan Appeal. The 27 year-old farm keeper plummeted 10,000ft through the air during a sponsored skydive last week, as he raised money towards our £800,000 target to build a separate outdoor enclosure for our four orangutans – Jorong, Continue reading Adam’s leap of faith!

Sam succeeds!

Congratulations go to Senior Keeper, Sam Grove, who’s our latest fully-qualified recruit! Sam has successfully passed the demanding two-year Diploma in the Management of Zoo and Aquarium Animals (DMZAA) course. The 25 year-old, said: “I’m delighted to have passed the course, it’s been hard work so it’s a relief to have finished.” The DMZAA is Continue reading Sam succeeds!

Nicola flies through bird course

DZG’s Nicola Wright, is celebrating after flying through a course about managing birds of prey. Section Leader Nicola, took part in the day long Managing Raptors for Health and Longevity at the International Centre for Birds of Prey in Gloucestershire. Led by a specialist in avian medicine, the BIAZA credited training course covered housing, day-to-day Continue reading Nicola flies through bird course

Ellis lands the job!

It’s a fantastic start to 2017 for Ellis Robinson as the 20-year-old has landed a Trainee Keeper position at DZG. A familiar face on site for the last couple of years, securing the permanent position is a dream come true for the animal lover from Gornal, after impressing zoo bosses with her hardworking attitude and dedication. Ellis Continue reading Ellis lands the job!

Spider-Girl Sarah!

Spiders may be one of the most feared animal species in the world, but for DZG’s Weekend Keeper, Sarah Redding, they’re a life’s passion! Currently the 40 year-old owns 23 tarantulas which she keeps in tanks in her bedroom, including the world’s largest – the Goliath birdeater, called Bridget, who’s the size of a dinner Continue reading Spider-Girl Sarah!