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!
Say hello to Jinka our baby gelada BOY! The youngster, who was born on March 6, has been named after a market town in southern Ethiopia – the native homeland of the species and was given the moniker by Keeper Stephanie Ballard who was the first to find the newborn. Senior Keeper Jodie Dryden said: … Continue reading Say hello to Jinka!
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!
It’s a big day for a special little girl today as our first female baby gelada turns one! The birth of Kadida, the youngest of the breeding troop, finally broke our all-boy chain and we were so tickled pink about her arrival we invited our Facebook followers to choose her pretty name. Senior Keeper, Jodie … Continue reading Kadida turns one!
Today’s the perfect day to come and wish our gelada alpha male Ebano happy 15th birthday – as it’s also Visit the Zoo Day! The birthday boy loves scaling the trees in the banked enclosure he and eight other members of the family group moved into last month. And he’s even been teaching youngsters Billie and … Continue reading Visit birthday boy Ebano
Two DZG keepers took centre stage to share research findings and training techniques with zoo keepers from around the UK. Earlier this month, Senior Primate Keeper Jade Reddall and Ungulates Keeper Josh Luxton took part in the ABWAK (Association of British and Irish Wild Animal Keepers) Symposium 2018 at Longleat – and both impressed the 250-strong … Continue reading Talking animals