Chimps’ festive greetings

Visitors can send festive greetings to DZG’s seven chimpanzees this Christmas.

Lower Primates Keepers have left cards in the indoor viewing den for visitors to sign, which will be given to the chimps alongside their presents on December 25!


The cards also form part of the Lower Primate section’s yuletide decorations, which feature a tree decorated with homemade baubles featuring many of DZG’s animals!

Lower Primates Senior Keeper, Stacey Ball, pictured above, said: “We decided to help the chimp girls get into the festive spirit by decorating the indoor viewing den and thought visitors may like to join in the fun by writing messages in the cards we’ve left out.

“The girls were very intrigued with what we were doing as they watched us put up the decorations through the window and they seemed particularly taken with the photograph baubles of various animals around the site that have taken pride of place on their tree!”


Keeper Shaun Crompton with the cards staff are asking visitors to sign for the chimpanzees.