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UPDATE: ALL HEARTS HAVE NOW SOLD OUT! THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

Show your love for DZC or treat a loved one to an extra special Valentine’s gift with a unique heart-shaped decoration – created once again by some of our artistic animals.

Following overwhelming demand with our festive baubles, our otters and chimpanzee and orangutan girls, have once again been busy painting wooden hearts and this time Gawa our red panda, Kubwa the giraffe and our Madagascan tree boa have all had a go too!

All the hearts have been decorated by the animals using brushes, fingers, paws or in the case of our snake – their recently sloughed skin – using colourful animal-friendly paint, which we’re selling in aid of our Covid-19 Animal Care Fund.

Marketing Manager, Andrea Hales, said: “Our festive decorations sold out within two hours and raised much-needed funds for the zoo.

“Our keepers were keen to try the enrichment again with the animals and they’re really lovely.

“We’re sure they’ll be just as popular, but we urge people to be quick if they want one, so not to miss out.”

We have a limited number of hearts available, priced £6 including P&P, which can only be purchased by calling 01384 215313.  

Please bear with us though, as we only have one member of staff answering phones!