Plenty of pockets

New uniform has been issued to Dudley Zoo Keepers – after a plea for more pockets.

Keepers have been given new cargo trousers after a staff survey on uniform revealed they wanted more pockets to carry tools, keys and other equipment they use as part of their daily duties.

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ABOVE – Model Keepers… Curator Richard Brown, Senior Keeper Lesley Lewis, Trainee Keeper Chris Leeson and Head of Lower Primates Nicola Wright show off the handy new cargo trousers

DZG Curator Richard Brown said: “When we decided to review our uniform for the Keepers, more pockets was the main thing the majority were asking for.

“So we did our research, trialled a few pairs and these stone-coloured cargo trousers, which are very hard-wearing, came out on top.

“The new cargo-style trousers should also help our visitors distinguish between Keepers and other staff, including gardeners and maintenance workers, as they will only be worn by the zoo keeping team.”