Happy Hallowe’en everyone!

Cheeky small primates in Lemur Wood just couldn’t resist entering into the spirit of Hallowe’en.


Black and white lemurs Splitz and Yoda tucked into tasty treats that keepers had popped inside a carved pumpkin as part of the endangered species’ enrichment activities.   DZG Head of Media and Communications, Jill Hitchman, said: “We’ve had lots of pumpkins donated and have been sharing them across the site.   “Bornean orang utans, Brazilian tapirs and our baby Tibetan red panda have all enjoyed pumpkins aplenty, and we’ve also put some of the best-decorated on display in the Discovery Centre for half-term visitors to enjoy.”  

Keepers have been filling the hollowed-out vegetables with fruit and treats for the animals to seek out and encouraging them to use the decorative skin as a toy.

CAPTION: Black-and-white ruffed lemurs Splitz and Yoda enjoy autumn treats.

Hope everyone taking part in our family Hocus Pocus this evening has a fangtastic time – and good luck to those very brave souls joining our late night ghost walks!!