Pass the paintbrush!

Keepers have been brushing up on their decorating skills in the tapir enclosure. 

DZG-tapirpainting2-webUngulates staff have been painting external walls in the South American paddock for Brazilian tapirs male Chico, female Meena and their offspring Ronnie and Tallulah.

Keeper, Jay Haywood, said: “We try to keep the paintwork as fresh as possible, but with four tapirs in the paddock it’s a bit of a Forth Bridge project!”

CAPTION: Trainee keeper Jo Turner sets to decorate the tapir enclosure with help from very inquisitve one-year-old Brazilian tapir, Tallulah.