Sad news about Romy

We’ve sad news about Romy, our female giant anteater.

The four year-old died on Friday following a short illness in the presence of keepers and the zoo’s veterinary team.

Zoo Manager Matt Lewis said: “Staff are extremely saddened by Romy’s sudden death.

“Romy arrived at DZG three years-ago from Olomouc Zoo in the Czech Republic and she was the first giant anteater we held here at the zoo. She was popular with visitors and will be missed.”

We’re currently awaiting veterinary reports to establish her cause of death.