FANtastic at 50!

We’re getting ready to celebrate the 50th birthday of our oldest animal, Fanny the chimpanzee and we’re offering discounted admission for visitors to come and help us mark her milestone!

Our matriarch chimp turns 50 on June 19 and in celebration we’re offering any four admission tickets for £50 between Monday, June 17 – Sunday, June 23.

Throughout the week, come and meet our chimp keepers at 12.30pm each day and discover more about the birthday girl, who joined us, alongside her daughter, Malaika and the rest of our all-female group, in 1998 from London Zoo.

Primate Section Leader, Jodie Dryden, said: “Fanny is a very special chimpanzee to us here at DZC.

“She’s the dominant female in the group, but is also the peacemaker and the reassurer. She is well respected and loved not only by the other girls, but by staff too.

“Fifty years-old is a huge age for a chimpanzee, outliving the typical life expectancy for the species by at least a decade, but she’s marvellous for her age and is in amazing health, only recently being the first chimp to race to the top of their brand new outdoor climbing frame in the pouring rain, before letting the others know it was all okay!

“She’s quite literally fan-tastic and we’re looking forward to her celebrations!”

To claim the four for £50 admission offer, tickets must be pre-booked in advance online HERE, with the option at the bottom of the list.