Fern’s belated birthday gift!

An eight year-old animal lover from Wolverhampton had a belated birthday present to remember when she became a Little Zoo Keeper for the Day.

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Fern Watkins visited DZG with her family earlier this year as part of her birthday celebrations, when she discovered she could get even closer to the site’s animals with a keeper experience.

Mum, Anita, promised she would book it as an extra treat and seven months later Fern arrived ready for mucking out duties!

Anita said: “Fern loved it and particularly enjoyed feeding the penguins, stroking and being photographed with the tapirs as well as holding the snake, ferret, lizard, chinchilla and guinea pig.”