DZC takes centre stage

Three DZC keepers took centre stage at the BIAZA Mammal Working Group virtual conference.

Lower Primates Section Leader Jodie Dryden, Carnivore Keeper Cheyenne Darkins and Trainee Keeper Chloe Riley all submitted pre-recorded presentations, which were broadcast to zoo professionals at BIAZA collections around Britain and Ireland as part of the online three-day conference.

Jodie spoke about housing geladas, Cheyenne explored the use of Tecton buildings in a 21st century zoo while Chloe delved into camel training, using sound and visual cues.

Curator Richard Brown said: “It was great to see DZC represented so well at the annual conference.

“ Their presentations, which were selected by BIAZA to feature during the event, were excellent and testament to their hard work.”