Double delight for dad and daughter

Dad and daughter Ian and Gemma Henshaw had a day to remember when they were treated to a DZG Keeper for a Day experience for their birthdays.

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ABOVE – Animal lovers Gemma Henshaw and her dad Ian had fun meeting some of our lemurs

Gemma helped care and feed for our animal collection on the day of her 34th birthday and her dad Ian was added on to the experience as a present for his 63rd birthday later this year.

Mum Susan Henshaw, from Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire, bought the gift for daughter Gemma and decided she’d spring an early surprise on her husband Ian too.

She said: “Both of them couldn’t believe how up close and personal they got to the animals and had a marvellous time.

“They didn’t stop talking about it for three days! They both loved getting close to the lemurs and penguins and couldn’t get over hand feeding the tigers.

“They also loved giving the chimps their drinks in bottles and were so full of the day. It was one of the best experiences ever.”

You made a great team Gemma and Ian! Glad you had a memorable day at DZG!