Keepers caring for our binturong pair get the sweet-smelling aroma of hot buttered popcorn every day. That’s because Ellie and Elliot use scent glands under their tails to mark out their territory, but to humans is resembles the smell of popcorn. The strong scent hits keepers as they head into the off-show sections of the … Continue reading Sweet-smelling binturongs
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
We’ve welcomed three new keepers to DZG in the last few months and they’re all loving looking after our wide variety of exotic animals. Cheyenne Darkins, aged 24, and 26-year-old Sally Sheridan joined the team in May and Stephanie Bignell, aged 25, came to us from Marwell Wildlife in June. (And our male Brazilian tapir, … Continue reading Trio join the team
We’re all poised to mark Global Tiger Day this Friday when we’ll auction off a roarsome souvenir of our tiger feet. Big Cat Keeper Cheyenne Darkins has created unique plaster casts of a pair of paw prints – one from our gorgeous seven-year-old female, Daseep, and the larger one from our handsome six-year-old male, Joao. … Continue reading Purr-fect paws
For the very first time, Dudley Zoo is giving animal lovers chance to get their paws on artwork by our tigers, Daseep and Joao. To mark Global Tiger Day on Sunday, July 29, we’ve turned their paw prints – and a terrific tail print – into grrr-eat souvenirs to claw in funds to help tigers … Continue reading Tiger feet!