Celebrations are in full swing as DZG CEO Peter Suddock marks his big day in style.
And there were surprises aplenty as staff presented him with a special cake and decorated the offices with birthday bunting before joining the fun.
Peter said: “I’m having a great day, it’s just fantastic, and I’d like to day a big thanks to all the staff for their lovely surprises.
“Not only is it a milestone birthday, the date also marks another year at DZG – I actually started on my 46th birthday 19 years ago.
“Not many people get a zoo for their birthday present and I always say it’s the best gift I’ve ever had!”
He added: “It’s going to be a great year – we’ve got lots of plans in place to mark the zoo’s 75th anniversary, including the refurbishment of the chairlift, a restoration programme for four of the Tectons and several additions to the animal collection the future’s looking very bright.”
CAPTION: Celebrating in style: birthday boy, DZG CEO Peter Suddock.