birthday

Twenty-four today!

Happy Birthday to our handsome Bornean orangutan, Jorong, who turns 24 today! And keepers were planning to include celery, the alpha male’s favourite food, on the menu as well as giving him new sheets and blankets to play with on his special day. Upper Primates Section Leader Pat Stevens said: “Jorong has been with us Continue reading Twenty-four today!

Josie hits double digits!

Dudley Zoo’s female giraffe Josie received a special birthday greeting today from a fellow 10-year-old who adopts her. Adopter Hortense from London sent a birthday card for Josie’s 10th birthday which was beautifully illustrated with a sketch of her favourite giraffe. The card wished Josie the best day ever and Hortense also sent her a Christmas Continue reading Josie hits double digits!

Birthday girl Banika

We’re wishing our youngest and most playful chimp Banika many happy returns as she turned 24 today. The birthday girl enjoyed some dates and monkey nuts which were kindly donated to the all-female group by chimp lover and DZG member Wendy Gray. Senior Primate Keeper Jodie Dryden said: “Banika is definitely our cheekiest chimp and Continue reading Birthday girl Banika

Handmade card for Kubwa!

Kidderminster pre-school youngsters had a hand in wishing our giraffe Kubwa a happy 18th birthday today – 22 hands to be precise! Twenty two little ones from Little Acorns Pre-school in Far Forest added their handprint to a fantastic birthday card for handsome male Kubwa, who the pre-school have adopted. The children, aged two to Continue reading Handmade card for Kubwa!

Family feast for Fergie

All three family members shared a celebration snack as our youngest Bactrian camel turned three today. And the youngster (pictured in the centre), who was hand fed by keepers for the first three weeks after birth, has grown up fast as she’s already taller than her mum, Jimandi. Senior Keeper Lesley Lewis, pictured feeding Fergie Continue reading Family feast for Fergie