Sweetcorn-loving Ellie has her snacks sorted for this week’s open-air cinema events! As a special enrichment treat, keepers popped the binturong’s favourite sweetcorn kernels in the microwave, before serving the unflavoured treat to the four-year-old, who enjoyed a nibble! Senior Keeper Josh Luxton, said: “Sweetcorn is Ellie’s favourite food and we often spot her stealing … Continue reading Ellie’s sorted her snacks!
This World Binturong Day we’re sharing this cute video of Ellie tucking into her favourite sweetcorn! She loves sweetcorn so much, she even steals it from den mate, Connie, the Asian Palm Civet, when she’s not looking! Find out more about ABConservation, the only organisation in the world entirely dedicated to the study and protection … Continue reading World Binturong Day 2021
This #FunFactFriday we’re bringing you another mini conservation lesson and this week we’re focussing on our binturong and Asian palm civet – both members of the viverridae mammal family.
Chicken is a dinner staple in many human and animal diets, including our binturongs Ellie and Elliot, who keepers have discovered prefer their poultry cooked! And to ensure the pair always have their portions to their liking, staff have installed a table top hob in the section kitchen to boil the chicken for two-year-old Elliot and … Continue reading Chicken dinner!
A fire hose hammock is proving to be a huge hit with Ellie the binturong. So much so, the one-year-old has hardly ventured off the hanging rubber bed since it was made and installed by keeper Cheyenne Darkins. Senior Keeper, Sam Grove, said: “During the colder weather we’ve been keeping Ellie and Elliot indoors and … Continue reading Hammock’s a hit!
Dudley Zoo has said Guten Tag to Ellie who has just arrived from Germany to join her new binturong boyfriend Elliot. The female binturong or bearcat, who turns one next month, has moved from Tierpark in Berlin to share DZG’s wonderful new £25,000 enclosure with one-year-old Elliot. The pair will slowly be introduced to each … Continue reading Ellie joins Elliot
What has a feline face, a bear-like body, a tail like a monkey and smells of popcorn? It’s a binturong – the exciting new species at DZG. Elliot the one-year-old binturong, also known as a bearcat, has joined us from Olomouc Zoo in the Czech Republic and has moved into an incredible new £25,000 abode. … Continue reading Binturong makes Dudley debut