Giant snails move into boiler room

Senior Keeper, Lesley Lewis, has transferred her giant African land snails to a warmer climate for the winter – the boiler room beneath the zoo offices!

DZG-snail-warm-2-webLesley owns four of the mega molluscs, the largest, named Corris, is about the size of a human hand.

Lesley said: “When the weather gets colder, the snails need more warmth in order to stay active.

“They are now situated on top of the boiler in the basement, where they are happily eating lettuce and cucumber in their tank.”

CAPTION: Lesley with two of the giant snails that are set to overwinter in the zoo’s boiler room.