We’ve had some timely births in the bat enclosure just in time for Hallowe’en!
This Egyptian fruit bat is just a few days old and is one of four newborns who can be spotted tucked up on their mums in the Castle Creatures exhibit throughout half term, which features approximately 80 Egyptian fruit and Seba’s short-tailed bats.
Trainee keeper, Cara Sheldon, said: “All mums and babies are doing well.
“The youngsters will remain under their mum’s wing for a few weeks yet for feeding and cleaning and we’ll expect them to begin flying at around ten weeks old.”
And today’s the first day of our family-fun Freak Week at DZG, when visitors will be able to get close to some of the rarest and scariest animals in the world with our extended talk and feed programme.
Plus, come face-to-face with creepy critters in our Ghoulish Go Wild! Show running twice a day.
Make sure you join our presenters outside the relevant animal enclosures…
11.30am Ghoulish Go Wild! Show – Go Wild! Theatre
2.15pm Ghoulish Go Wild! Show – Go Wild! Theatre
3.30pm Ghost Walk – meet in the Castle Courtyard