Louise and Wayne Hooman-Cox, from Great Wyrley, got close to some of the world’s rarest animals when they became DZG keepers for the day.
Louise, who treated husband, Wayne to the experience last Christmas, said: “It was a brilliant day, we fed tigers, penguins and spider monkeys and met lemurs, orangs and chimps.”
Throughout their day the Staffordshire couple also tickled tapirs in the South American paddock, fed Rothschild’s giraffes from the feeding platform and gave a drink to the seven chimpanzees.
Louise added: “We’ve never been to Dudley Zoo before, so we didn’t know what to expect, but we both had a fantastic time. I loved meeting the lemurs and Wayne really enjoyed getting close to the tiger and feeding the penguins.
“I’m so glad I booked it up as I saw we could do it together and I’d definitely recommend it as you get the opportunity to learn lots about the animals as well as getting so close to them.”