Helping hand for gardeners

Green-fingered gardeners at DZG have got their hands on a brand new tractor to take the strain of heavy-duty tasks.

The new blue New Holland machine, which is four-wheel drive and can be converted into a forklift, will be used for muck loading and transporting materials around our hilly 40-acre site.

It replaces our old R-reg tractor which was over 20 years old and required regular maintenance.

Gardener Anthony Gwilt said: “The old tractor was getting tired and needed more and more upkeep as time went on.

“This new machine can lift up to a ton in weight and should make all our loading and delivery tasks much easier. It will also be used to transport materials and supplies for other departments at the zoo.”

Happy new wheels!