Primates

Lemurs are live!

Our cheeky black-and-white ruffed boys are practicing their best poses as they’re now live on camera 24/7! We’ve relocated our Penguin Bay webcam to the Lemur Wood walkthrough so visitors can watch the daily antics of its mischievous residents from the comfort of their own homes! And with our troops of ring-tailed, black, collared, and Continue reading Lemurs are live!

Here’s something to brighten the Monday morning blues – sweet sloth hugs and kisses between Flo and baby Button! If you’re visiting us for Love Your Zoo Week, you’ll be able to discover how BIAZA zoos play a significant role in helping ensure the survival of some of the world’s rarest animals through conservation breeding Continue reading Sloth hugs and kisses

Orangs enjoy new enclosure

There were celebrations as DZC staff watched our four critically endangered Bornean orangutans exploring their brand new £500,000 outdoor enclosure for the very first time. After a yearlong build, the large grassed enclosure, adjacent to their indoor den area, was completed last week, with Jazz, Sprout, Djimat and Benji accessing the new space over the Continue reading Orangs enjoy new enclosure

Ongoing orang work

Our new outdoor orangutan enclosure is starting to take shape and we can’t wait to see Jazz, Sprout, Djimat and Benji exploring it later this year! The perimeter lined telegraph poles, mesh barrier boundary fence and metal semi-circular overhang are now all in place, and the metal frames are ready for the large glass panes Continue reading Ongoing orang work

Dental work

When chimpanzee, Barbie, needed dental extraction work, it wasn’t your average trip to the dentist!   A makeshift operating theatre, complete with state-of-the art equipment, was created in the primate keepers’ office for the zoo’s veterinary team to use, alongside an expert veterinary dentist, who travelled from Manchester to carry out the two-hour operation – Continue reading Dental work

Tony's lemur legacy

Our lemurs can stay toasty during the colder months thanks to a new heated shelter, which has been funded in memory of a lemur-loving visitor.  The wooden and metal hut has been built in the centre of the one-acre walkthrough Lemur Wood by DZC’s in-house Development Team following a generous donation by the family of Tony Continue reading Tony’s lemur legacy

A double birth day!

We’ve got some exciting news to share about our geladas, with two babies born on the same day to different mums, but sharing the same dad! Tana gave birth to her second boy in the early hours of October 15, while a short while later Addis welcomed her first girl, surprising keepers who discovered them Continue reading A double birth day!