Once upon a time…

Once upon a time at DZG a mob of meerkats snuggled up to listen to their keeper read all about their wild cousins in the Kalahari Desert.

We’re marking World Book Day today with the help of ‘Meerkat Mail’ – a children’s book which is proving popular with our young school visitors.

Marketing Assistant Louise Curtis said: “We’ve had quite a few educational visits recently from classes who are studying this book as their topic so we thought it was apt to introduce it to our own mob of meerkats today and they loved listening to keeper Jay’s storytelling.”

World Book Day is an annual event which aims to inspire a love of reading in children.

Meerkat Mail tells the story of Sunny the meerkat who decides to leave his crowded family mob and go in search of his mongoose cousins.

Find out more about our zoo education workshops here: www.dudleyzoo.org.uk/discovery-learning/