Curators join mammal meeting

matt__rich_4DZG Curator, Matt Lewis and Assistant Curator, Richard Brown, joined staff from 20 UK animal collections at the annual BIAZA (British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums) Mammal Working Group Meeting.

The three-day event was held at Colchester Zoo and featured a packed programme of seminars, presentations and practical workshops allowing members the opportunity to share information and ideas used in their own collections.

During the meeting delegates heard the annual reports from the TAG (Taxon Advisory Group) meetings held during the past year and also listened to presentations about mixed exhibits, small primate diets and animal introductions before taking part in a workshop on animal record keeping.

Assistant Curator, Richard Brown, said: “The meeting was very interesting and informative and a good way of making new contacts at other collections and sharing different ideas.”