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!
Keeper Laura Partridge has been praised for her loyalty to DZC as she’s named our latest Employee of the Month. Laura, has been a familiar face in our Customer Services team for many years, where she usually leads our Little Keeper for a Day experiences. For the last few years she’s also volunteered on our … Continue reading Loyal Laura!
It’s International Orangutan Day and we’re raising awareness for these critically endangered great apes. Rapid habitat loss, mainly due to palm oil plantations, as well as illegal poaching and hunting is pushing the primates to the brink of extinction. Experts also claim this magnificent species could be wiped off the planet in the next … Continue reading Celebrating orangs
We’re very excited to introduce you to Flo, our female Linne’s two-toed sloth. The one-year-old has joined us from Dierenpark Amersfoort in the Netherlands to partner four-year-old Reggie, as part of a European Studbook Breeding Programme (ESB). DZC Curator Richard Brown said: “Flo’s arrival is fantastic news for the zoo. “It’s been a species we’ve … Continue reading Hello Flo!
Camera trap footage has captured our Colombian black spider monkeys, Evita and Chester, settling into parenthood with their newborn daughter, Nina. At almost a fortnight old, keepers are delighted to confirm the critically endangered primate is female, with her name meaning ‘girl’ in Spanish – the country’s official language. Lower Primates Senior Keeper, Jade Reddall … Continue reading Camera captures newest family
We’re thrilled to announce the birth of a critically endangered Colombian black spider monkey – our first in four decades. Evita, 16, gave birth in the outside paddock in front of stunned onlookers on Friday – one of the hottest and busiest days on site! DZC Curator Richard Brown, said: “This is incredibly exciting news … Continue reading Rare monkey arrival