Elliot’s in the frame

Stourbridge teenager, Elliot Riley, spent a week’s work placement at DZG shadowing staff across the site.

giraffe-cctv-webHe worked with keepers on various sections, including primates and ungulates, and also spent time in our busy Press & Publicity Department.

Fifteen-year-old Elliot, a pupil at Edgecliff Schol, in Kinver, is a keen photographer and snapped up the chance to compile shots to accompany upcoming press releases.

Head of Media and Communications, Jill Hitchman, said:?”Elliot brought his camera on site and captured images to illustrate press stories.

“He did very well – photographing animals can be tricky, but he knew what sort of picture we were looking for and worked with staff on each section to achieve just that.”

She added:?”He also had a great time working with the animals and all the section heads said how helpful he had been.”

Elliot said:?”I learned so much about the zoo and the various species I worked with, and I really enjoyed my time at DZG.”

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CAPTIONS: Elliot photographed a group of Animal Care students from Dudley College working on an enrichment project with meerkats, showed our latest CCTV screen which relays overnight images from the giraffe house and snapped a newly-arrived giant toad.

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