Our red pandas Yasmin and Gawa are in for a feast after bundles of bamboo plants were delivered to us by a kind-hearted couple. Gwen and Ken Edge have lived at their Bridgnorth home for 40 years and offered the excess plants to DZG after reading an appeal in the press. Gwen said: “The bamboo … Continue reading Thanks Gwen and Ken!
Offcuts from bamboo bushes at DZG have provided tasty treats for some of our animals. When members of our gardening team cut back the plants around the aviaries, they gave branches to keepers who shared it about their sections. Tapirs, kangaroos, red pandas, Barbary sheep and our giraffes, pictured with Keeper Ellis Robinson, all enjoyed … Continue reading Bamboo banquet
We’re continuing to extend our bamboo plantation thanks to the generosity of visitors. We recently received two large bamboo roots from a Milking Bank resident, which we’ve planted in the new anteater enclosure as additional greenery for the exhibit. Assistant Curator, Jay Haywood, said: “Several species enjoy bamboo as part of their daily diet and it’s … Continue reading Thanks for the bamboo!