John’s 7th keeper day!

john_brabbins_0John Brabbins loves visiting DZG so much he’s just taken part in his seventh Keeper for a Day experience!

The 67-year-old from Wolverhampton, has been visiting the zoo since childhood and once again joined staff as they went about their daily duties caring for the 200 animal species on site and he’s has already lined up his eighth animal experience!

John said: “I absolutely love taking part and every time I’ve done it, it’s been such an awe-inspiring day and has been different every time as animals are older and there’s always something new to see.”

During the day John worked with tapirs, giraffes, big cats, birds and chimpanzees, as well as visiting his adopted animals – Benji the orang utan and Florence the black lemur.

He added: “I never cease to admire the dedication and patience of the keepers. I sincerely believe DZG is doing a tremendous job in ensuring not only that generations to come will be able to see, if only in captivity, the animals of the world, but also that those of us around today can experience them and be educated for their future.”