Families from across the country have been learning about some of the world’s rarest species at DZG and meeting springtime newcomers including . . .
Female giraffes Josie and Mia
Five-week-old Brazilian tapir Tallulah Amur tiger Makari Twelve-month-old Bactrian camels Charles and Jamindi Six-month-old micro-pig Harley Four-month-old Lar gibbon Luna Record numbers of meerkats (13) and Asiatic short-clawed otters (11) – the largest parent reared groups in DZG’s 74-year-history Newborns at the Farm including chicks, Barbary sheep Clover and Thyme and Icelandic lamb, Tigerlily Four Sulawesi crested macaques DZG Chief Executive Peter Suddock said: “The camels are settling in well in their newly-built enclosure near the farm. “We haven’t had camels on site for more than a decade and the enclosure has been designed and built in-house by keeping staff, so it’s been a busy time for everyone to get things ready for our main season.” Other hands-on springtime projects staff have completed include refurbishing one of the site’s iconic Tecton structures, to provide accommodation for Asiatic black bear, Inca, and four gelada baboons due to arrive at the end of May. CAPTIONS: Keeper Darren Sadler with Bactrian camel Charles and (below) micro-pig Harley Baby Lar gibbon Luna and mum Barbary sheep babes Clover and Thyme Trainee keeper Cerys Grove with month-old Brazilian tapir Tallulah