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Hello Shire!

Keepers have discovered our gelada baby is another boy and they’ve named him Shire.   The youngster was born on October 17 to 12 year-old mum, Addis and 14 year-old dad, Ebano and has been named after a town in Northern Ethiopia – the native homeland of the species – and he’s doing really well. Continue reading Hello Shire!

Bye boys!

Our troop of gelada boys have left DZG for a new home in Latvia as part of an international conservation programme. The five 11 year-old bachelors, Simiya and brothers Semelo, Sanijo, Jilo and Jima were transported via road and ferry to Riga Zoo earlier this week. Curator Richard Brown said: “The EEP co-ordinator visited DZG Continue reading Bye boys!

Another rare birth

We’re celebrating the birth of another critically endangered primate with the arrival of a tiny yellow-breasted capuchin. The baby was born on September 10 to 16-year-old mum, Dinya and 12-year-old dad, Willow and keepers are delighted! Upper Primates Section Leader, Pat Stevens, said: “Dinya and Willow are very experienced parents and the baby seems to Continue reading Another rare birth

Kimmy moves on

We’ve said goodbye to Kimmy, our juvenile Black lemur, who has transferred to Belgium as part of a European breeding programme. As the European Endangered Species Programme (EEP) studbook holder for the entire European captive population, DZG Curator Richard Brown successfully matched our two year-old female (pictured shortly after her birth in 2017) to a Continue reading Kimmy moves on

Hello little one!

Well hello little one! Meet our newest addition to our gelada troop! The baby was born on March 6 to 11-year-old mum, Jimma and 14-year-old dad Ebano and is our sixth youngster. Senior Keeper Jodie Dryden said: “This is Jimma’s second baby so she’s already an experienced mum and the newborn looks to be thriving. Continue reading Hello little one!

Jodie reunites with Tambo!

We’ve welcomed a new critically endangered male Sulawesi crested macaque to DZG, who has a special place in the heart of Lower Primates Senior Keeper, Jodie Dryden. As Jodie was five year-old Tambo’s former keeper at Drusillas Park in East Sussex, where she helped care for him from birth. (pictured above!) Jodie said: “I returned Continue reading Jodie reunites with Tambo!

A very special baby!

We’ve got exciting news as we’ve had the first rare black lemur birth at DZG in over a decade. And it’s extra special as we play a key role in the conservation battle of the vulnerable species, as we’re the European Endangered Species Programme (EEP) studbook holder for the entire European captive population. The newborn Continue reading A very special baby!

Digital dating

A new online dating system is helping with the matchmaking of black lemurs. DZG Curator Richard Brown joined fellow European Endangered Species Programme (EEP) studbook co-ordinators from around the world at Chester Zoo for the four-day EAZA Academy Advanced Breeding Programme Management course, where participants learnt new online techniques for managing their studbooks. Richard, who took over the Continue reading Digital dating

Hola! Barbara

We’ve welcomed a new female black lemur to DZG as part of a European breeding programme. Five year-old Barbara has joined us from Bioparc Fuengirola in Spain and has moved into the Small Primate House with our resident 10 year-old male, Bryan, from Lemur Wood, where keepers are hoping the pair will soon breed. Black Continue reading Hola! Barbara