Our latest little zoo keeper came from the other side of the world to spend a memorable day taking care of our animals.
Ten-year-old Lily Townsend had come back to the UK from her Australian home of Sydney to visit family in Leicester and stopped off at DZG for the unforgettable experience.
Grandmother Caroline Townsend, who accompanied Lily on the zoo experience, said: “Lily had an amazing day and staff were very informative about breeding and conservation. The experience was excellent value and I would encourage others to do it.
“Lily loves all animals and it’s her dream to own a farm or zoo when she grows up. Her favourite animal is the giraffe so she was delighted to see these graceful animals at Dudley and learn more about their behaviour.
“She really enjoyed looking after the tapirs too and the photo of her with a tapir is a wonderful memory of a day that she and I will never forget!”
You too could help to feed, clean and care for our animals on the farm and meet penguins and tapirs up close.
Our little zoo keeper experience is suitable for youngsters aged eight to 13 and runs from 10am to 1pm.