Christmas is on the horizon and there are sprouts on the menu at DZG!
Staff are incorporating the Brussels as part of many rare species’ five-a-day and that means veg prepping aplenty for keepers across the site.
Senior Keeper Laura Robbins gets set to prep the festive sprouts.
Head of Media and Communications Jill Hitchman said:?”We always use locally-sourced fruit and vegetables throughout the year for the whole collection.
“With an annual food bill topping £105,000 we have to buy the best seasonal produce we can get, so sprouts inevitably creep their way on to the animals’ menu in wintertime.
“All the vegetarians tuck in; tapirs, orang utans, chimps, peccaries, guanaco, some of the reptiles, and even Santa’s reindeer enjoy their sprout rations.”
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