Spider, one of our newly named baby ring-tailed lemur twins, wasted no time living up to his moniker as keepers spotted him scuttling across the new children’s rope bridge! The bridge is the latest addition to the new-look Lemur Wood, for anyone under 1.5 metres to use and keepers spotted Spider, who is the tiniest … Continue reading Exploring lemur twins
Our free-roaming lemurs are loving their new-look home and we’ve had great feedback from visitors too! The one-acre walkthrough paddock, which opens each day from 11am, was relaunched a week ago following a £100,000 facelift and is home to more than 20 black-and-white ruffed, collared and ring-tailed lemurs – including two new arrivals… have you … Continue reading Loving the lemurs!
We’re tickled pink to discover our newborn gelada baboon baby is a GIRL!! She’s the first gelada baboon female we’ve had born at DZG as our other four youngsters have all been boys. Senior Keeper, Jodie Dryden, said: “We’re over the moon to have a girl and finally break the all-boy chain! “She’s thriving and … Continue reading We’re tickled pink!
The Discovery Centre’s animal count has been boosted by the birth of 14 baby rats – just in time for Halloween! The pups were born on September 11 to mum, Summer and Dad, Zaffie – who are also new arrivals to the DZG collection. Presenter Heather John, said: “It’s Summer’s first litter and she’s done … Continue reading 14 baby rats
Our otter family have been boosted by four more pups! Trainee Keeper, Danielle Partridge, managed to take the first photos of the Asiatic short-clawed babies, after spotting them emerging outside for one of their very first outings! The pups are the offspring of mum, Keyah, aged seven and 12 year-old dad, Buddy and are thought … Continue reading Baby otters!
There are two new additions in the Patagonian mara enclosure following the birth of twins! The babies were born to mum Martha and dad Lenny, on November 17 and are both doing well. Senior Keeper, Sarah Evans, said: “They both seem very strong and are feeding from mum well, so we’re very pleased!” Keepers are … Continue reading Baby maras!
Our breeding success with pygmy marmosets is continuing after we welcomed two more babies! We’ve now got 11 of the world’s smallest monkey species in the Small Primate House following the birth of twins on October 27. The pair, who have been called Pumpkin and Spice, are the third litter in less than a year … Continue reading More marmoset success
Keepers have snapped the first photographs of four newborn otters! Staff have had suspicions there were new arrivals in the underground den for a few weeks, but the Asiatic short-clawed babies have only just started to emerge outside. Trainee Keeper, Josh Luxton, said: “We don’t know their exact date of birth but the pups will … Continue reading Otter-ly great news!