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!
Our Spider Monkeys have a snazzy newly decorated indoor pad, thanks to the talents of the dad of one our Lower Primates Keepers! Colin Reddall, dad to Jade, donated two days of his time to hand paint the den walls with a tropical rainforest mural, complete with trees, lush greenery and a few hidden animals. … Continue reading Thank You Colin!
Three DZC keepers took centre stage at the BIAZA Mammal Working Group virtual conference. Lower Primates Section Leader Jodie Dryden, Carnivore Keeper Cheyenne Darkins and Trainee Keeper Chloe Riley all submitted pre-recorded presentations, which were broadcast to zoo professionals at BIAZA collections around Britain and Ireland as part of the online three-day conference. Jodie spoke … Continue reading DZC takes centre stage
Following the news that celebrity professional dancers, AJ and Curtis Pritchard, will be starring in this year’s festive panto at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre – which DZC is sponsoring – our Bornean orangutan, Sprout, is hoping to impress them with some of her own interpretive dance moves! Strictly Come Dancing and I’m a Celebrity star, AJ, … Continue reading Sprout’s out to impress!
We’ve another mini lesson for you today, as Conservation Officer Chris Leeson brings you some more fascinating facts about our Colombian black spider monkeys.
Discover more about lemurs and find out how we’re helping the species in the wild in this week’s mini Conservation Matters lesson.
It’s almost Mother’s Day and we’ve got a special adoption package for our busiest mum on site. Phoebe our 19 year-old matriarch ring-tailed lemur can certainly be classed as a super mum having successfully reared more than 15 offspring – many of who can be spotted in Lemur Wood! This year, for your marvellous mothers … Continue reading Marking Mother’s Day
Today we’re bringing you another mini lesson. Find out more about our Lar gibbons with Conservation Officer, Chris Leeson.
We’re thrilled to announce the birth of a critically endangered Colombian black spider monkey, which was captured on camera by one of our delighted primate keepers. Twenty year-old Valentine gave birth to the tiny baby last week just as Senior Keeper, Harley Hunt arrived at their indoor den. Harley said: “As soon as I realised … Continue reading Birth captured on camera
Nina, our two-month-old Colombian black spider monkey is growing up so quickly – just look at her tiny teeth! A critically endangered new world monkey species, spider monkeys have a very similar dental count to humans, but with an extra pre-molar. Senior Keeper Jade Reddall, who captured the footage, said: “We’ve noticed Nina’s teeth appearing … Continue reading Baby steps and baby teeth!