Ready, steady, play!

DZG’s new £20,000 play equipment is almost ready for action as workmen have completed the impressive installation.

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ABOVE: DZG Registrar and Research Co-ordinator, and our health and safety officer, Dr David Beeston oversees the installation of the new play equipment

webplayequipThe wooden obstacle course, located right outside the Tecton Safari Shop, is suitable for youngsters aged under 10 and includes a slide, rope bridge and balance beams.

Zoo staff are now busy adding benches to provide a seating section around the play area which is due to open within the next two weeks.

Zoo Manager Matt Lewis said: “The equipment has taken around a week to install and we are very pleased with it.

“We can now start adding the seating and water the large amount of turf which has been laid in the area.

“This should be a great addition to the zoo and provide our younger visitors with another area where they can let off steam after the excitement of getting up close to some of the world’s rarest animals.”

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ABOVE: The new play equipment was put in place in a week

Not long to wait! – Our new play area will be open shortly