When keepers painted the chimp indoor house floor, our seven girls immediately knew something was different underfoot! The Lower Primates staff have been busy over the last few weeks revamping the indoor area with colourful greenery stencilled onto the walls and a new glossy brown paint on the floor. Senior Keeper Jade Reddall said: “The … Continue reading Something different underfoot!
Upper Primates Keepers have finally been able to catch up with our trio of infant black-and-white ruffed lemurs and discovered we have two girls and a boy! The male and female twins were born to Olivia and Broom back in February and have been named Pandora and Prometheus, with keepers keeping to the same Greek … Continue reading Pandora, Prometheus and Primrose!
Our two male Bornean orangutans took part in an international research project but unfortunately our results failed miserably! We were asked by Singapore Zoo’s Wildlife Nutritionist, Francis Cabana, if we’d take part in the EAZA-endorsed project by filming our orangs eating a particular fresh evergreen leaf – congea tomentosa – which were sent directly from … Continue reading Eats shoots and leaves!
We’re incredibly excited to introduce you to Reggie, our new Linne’s two-toed sloth! The three-year-old male has joined us from Amazon World Zoo Park on the Isle of Wight and is a first for DZG! Curator Richard Brown said: “This is a species we’ve wanted as part of our expanding animal collection for many years … Continue reading Exciting news!
Visitors may have spotted a familiar face at DZG as we temporarily care for two Colombian Black Spider Monkeys. The pair – former DZG resident Goochie and partner Rosie – have relocated from Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park after we were called upon to assist following an alleged arson attack on their enclosure. Zoo Director Derek … Continue reading Lending a hand
Spider, one of our newly named baby ring-tailed lemur twins, wasted no time living up to his moniker as keepers spotted him scuttling across the new children’s rope bridge! The bridge is the latest addition to the new-look Lemur Wood, for anyone under 1.5 metres to use and keepers spotted Spider, who is the tiniest … Continue reading Exploring lemur twins
We’ve had another baby arrive in the Small Primate House and we’re thrilled it’s our third critically endangered black-and-white ruffed lemur in two months! The youngster is the first offspring of 17 year-old mum, Anna and 15 year-old dad, Earl and was born on April 21 – eight weeks after we welcomed twins to fellow … Continue reading Another birth!
We’re saying a huge THANK YOU to kindhearted pupils at a Dudley primary school who carried out some scent-sational fundraising for our Orangutan Appeal. The crafty seven and eight year-old children in Owls class at Woodsetton School made lavender scented hearts from recycled materials, which they sold for 50p each, during a recent Recycling Day. … Continue reading Scent-sational fundraising!
It’s National Gardening Week and keepers have started their own veg patch for our primates. The Lower Primate team have transformed an off-show undeveloped area on the lower zoo site and started growing a selection of greens for the likes of our chimpanzees, spider and howler monkeys including runner beans, spinach, beetroot, courgettes, aubergines and … Continue reading Planting for primates
There’s a clear tell-‘tail’ sign our newly arrived female Coppery titi monkey, Tilda, is already making an impression on male, Frank! Tilda, aged four, has recently been paired with ten year-old Frank following her relocation from La Vallée des Singes in France and the couple were spotted tail twining within days! Senior Keeper Sian-Leigh Simner, … Continue reading A tell-tail sign!