Charlotte’s 21st treat!

Charlotte Smith had an amazing, jam-packed day when she turned keeper for her 21st birthday as a surprise treat from her family.


Charlotte, from Leamington Spa, said: “Unfortunately, the weather was miserable but the day was still so good. I particularly enjoyed meeting Benji the orang utan because he was so friendly and feeding the big cats was a once-in-a-lifetime experience.”

Mum, Megan, booked up the gift for Charlotte following a recent DZG trip and spotted the Keeper for a Day experience on our website.

Megan said:  “We recently visited Dudley as a family and we were very impressed with the whole zoo. 

“I felt the whole package was really good value for money giving experiences we really didn’t expect – watching Charlotte feed the tiger was so special.

“I would also like to express my gratitude to the keepers who are so clearly dedicated to the zoo and openly care for all the animals they are responsible for.”