Dedicated supporters

John and Joyce Reed, from Shropshire, are dedicated supporters of DZG after becoming Keepers for a Day.

Reeds-webSixty six year old John was most impressed with the unusual gift from his wife and spent the action-packed day shadowing keeping staff.

He said: “I thoroughly enjoyed the day, it was an excellent present and we enjoyed it so much we decided to do a Double Keeper experience.

“We particularly enjoyed feeding Rothschild giraffe Kubwa and I have now adopted him. Joyce has adopted Brazilian tapir Ronnie, and a black and white lemur.”

He added: “The staff were extremely helpful and well informed on all of the zoo’s animals – we’ll be back as Joyce has already asked for another Keeper for the Day experience for Christmas!”

John and 67-year-old Joyce who attended our recent Adopters’ Day have also kindly donated £225 to DZG to be spent on animal enrichment across the sections. 

CAPTION: John and Joyce Reed venture into Lemur Wood!