We’re bringing you another Conservation Matters mini lesson today as we discover more about camels!
This #FunFactFriday we’re bringing you another mini conservation lesson and this week we’re focussing on our binturong and Asian palm civet – both members of the viverridae mammal family.
DZC Conservation Officer Chris Leeson brings you another mini lesson – and this week we’re learning more about Sumatran tigers!
They’re our most popular animal species on site and topped our adoption list in 2020, but how much do you know about our Linne’s Two Toed Sloths? On this #FunFactFriday, sit back and listen to another mini lesson with our Conservation Officer, Chris Leeson.
Today is Penguin Awareness Day, when we highlight the popular black and white bird. Sit back and enjoy another mini lesson with Conservation Officer, Chris Leeson, as he teaches us all about Humboldts… If you’d like us to cover something for an upcoming school topic, then let us know!
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
Are your children studying Iceworlds? Need some fun facts on a polar habitat animal? Then sit back and listen to a mini lesson on Arctic foxes!
The zoo might be silent of excited visitor chatter, but there’s still plenty of animal sounds to hear each day. And our 70-strong Humboldt penguin colony are certainly one of the noisiest species on site! Penguins communicate by vocalising, with Humboldts making three different call sounds. The birds have specialised throat structures which … Continue reading Penguins calling
Barney, the hand reared young Bennett’s wallaby, is back living at the zoo and in the last few days even had his first experience of snow! His successful move back on site is testament to the dedication and hard work of Senior Keeper Laura Robbins, who stepped in to provide surrogate care to the joey … Continue reading Barney’s back!
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!