Brazilian Tapir

Harmonious habitat

It’s plain to see our mixed exhibit the South American paddock is a harmonious habitat! Our three Brazilian tapirs, capybara and Patagonian mara were caught on camera together snuggling up in the warmth of the indoor den, which made for a great picture. Keeper Cheyenne Darkins said: “It was lovely to see all three South American Continue reading Harmonious habitat

Celebrating Luna live!

We’ve had a very special party in our South American Paddock today – and we invited you along! It’s our little Brazilian tapir’s first birthday and we delivered a carrot-topped cake to lovely Luna, live on Facebook this morning. Here it is if you weren’t able to join us! Keeper Josh Luxton, who broadcast DZG’s Continue reading Celebrating Luna live!

All ready for tomorrow!

It’s Christmas Eve and many of our exotic species have their stockings hanging ready for tonight’s VIP visit from the man in red. Santa will be leaving his Winter Wonderland grotto in our 11th century castle this afternoon, so he has time to harness our reindeer and fill his sleigh with gifts, before setting off Continue reading All ready for tomorrow!

Luna's got teeth!

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!

Tropical birthday treats

It’s Brazilian tapir, Meena’s 15th birthday today and daughter, Luna, made sure she’d sorted a special gift for her mum. Meena received a crate full of tasty fruit and vegetables, including her favourite pineapple, which she immediately plucked from the box and began tucking into! Senior Keeper, Sam Grove, said: “Meena’s had a very busy Continue reading Tropical birthday treats

Well done, toddlers!

Well done to everyone who took part in Barnardo’s Big Toddle yesterday and we’re wishing good luck to today’s walkers! Hundreds of under-fives have signed up to the UK’s biggest charity fundraiser for toddlers by completing a short sponsored walk around the zoo and 11th century castle. DZG Marketing Assistant, Louise Curtis, said: “We had Continue reading Well done, toddlers!