Keepers have an extra head to count in this year’s census following the birth of a gelada baboon. The baby was born on December 21 and is the second baby for 11 year-old Addis, who is also mum to three year-old Billie. Visitors can already spot the youngster closely tucked up to mum in their … Continue reading An extra head to count…
Keepers carried out a health check of our youngest yellow-breasted capuchin and weren’t surprised to discover he’s another boy! Chewie, as he’s been officially named, is the seventh baby to be born at DZG since we introduced the critically endangered species in 2011 following his August 22 birth to mum, Holly and dad, Willow. Upper … Continue reading Chewie’s a little cutie!
We’ve had a fang-tastic start to our Freak Week, plus another first in our 80th anniversary year following the birth of five Jamaican boas. The babies were born to parents Bob and Marley in the Reptile House. Senior Keeper, Sam Grove, said: “In the wild the parents don’t live with the babies and would leave … Continue reading Jamaican boa births
It’s World Animal Day and our newest additions to the DZG collection have been spotted enjoying the autumnal sunshine. We’ve welcomed the birth of two baby meerkats in the Tecton Reptillary enclosure and Zoo Member, Kathryn Willett, was one of the first to catch their animal antics on camera. Assistant Curator Jay Haywood said: “The … Continue reading Newborn meerkats appear
We’ve had another yellow-breasted capuchin birth less than five months after his half-brother, Archie arrived. Our seventh baby was born on August 22 to ten year-old parents Holly and Willow. Upper Primates Keeper, Sian-Leigh Simner, said: “This is Holly’s third baby and it’s the smallest one we’ve ever had. But it’s feeding well and is getting … Continue reading Another baby capuchin!
A change in fur colour has revealed our first rare black lemur baby to be a girl! The three-month-old was born to first-time mum, Barbara and dad, Bryan on May 15 and has been named Kimmy by keepers. Despite the species name, only the males are black in colour, as the females turn brown a … Continue reading Black lemur sex revealed…
Our newest ring-tailed lemur has been called Kirk, after keepers discovered he’s a boy! The baby was born in March, just prior to Mothers’ Day and is the 12th offspring to mum, Phoebe and dad, Frank. See if you can spot Kirk in our walkthrough one-acre Lemur Wood the next time you visit, where he’s … Continue reading Kirk’s a cutie!
We’ve discovered our baby rare yellow-breasted capuchin is another boy and has been named Archie. He’s the sixth baby to be born at DZG since we introduced the critically endangered species in 2011 and they’ve all been male! The youngster was born on March 31 to 13 year-old mum, Dinya and nine year-old dad, … Continue reading Introducing Archie!
Little Luna’s now five weeks-old and is growing quickly. She’s doubled in size since her birth and keepers have even spotted her first few teeth! Senior Keeper Sam Grove, said: “Baby tapirs will drink mum’s milk up until they’re approximately four months old, when they’ll start eating solids. “Luna’s feeding from Meena really well and … Continue reading Luna’s got teeth!
We’ve had another mara born and this one is quite unique. The youngster was born to mum, Martha and dad, Lenny on June 9 and staff were surprised to see it’s very pale colouring, instead of the normal brown and grey. Curator Richard Brown said: “We believe the baby has a condition called leucism, which … Continue reading A unique mara!