Giant anteater

No.1 dad!

There are double celebrations for our Giant Anteater, Bubbles today, as not only is he celebrating his 5th birthday but it’s also his first Father’s Day too! The birthday boy received some fun enrichment treats from keepers and baby Gizmo in the shape of a No.1 Dad paper mâché trophy, filled with mealworms and spread Continue reading No.1 dad!

Gorgeous Gizmo!

Say hello to GIZMO, our newly-named baby giant anteater pup! We still don’t know whether the seven-week-old is a boy or girl yet, but the baby is making tremendous progress and is growing quickly! Lots of visitors have already been lucky enough to glimpse Gizmo snuggled on mum, Lyra’s back over the last few weeks, Continue reading Gorgeous Gizmo!

Sad news about Romy

We’ve sad news about Romy, our female giant anteater. The four year-old died on Friday following a short illness in the presence of keepers and the zoo’s veterinary team. Zoo Manager Matt Lewis said: “Staff are extremely saddened by Romy’s sudden death. “Romy arrived at DZG three years-ago from Olomouc Zoo in the Czech Republic Continue reading Sad news about Romy

Egg-stra treats!

We’re getting egg-cited for Easter Day and giant anteater Bubbles has already been tucking into some egg-stra treats! Keeper Josh Luxton allowed the one-year-old anteater an early Easter egg, which he lapped up in seconds! Curator Richard Brown said: “Many of our exotic species enjoy eating eggs as part of their varied diets and they’re Continue reading Egg-stra treats!

Wakey wakey Bubbles!

Wakey wakey Bubbles! Who struggled to get out of bed this morning like our male giant anteater? The clocks springing forward yesterday also means more time to visit our 1,600-strong animal collection as we revert to summer hours. From today we’re open from 10am until 4pm, with the 40-acre site closing 90 minutes later, allowing Continue reading Wakey wakey Bubbles!

Bubbles nose what he likes!

When our male giant anteater Bubbles uses his 2ft-long tongue to lap up his favourite natural yogurt, everyone nose what he’s been eating! That’s because the adorable one-year-old leaves much of his regular treat around his nose. Keeper Josh Luxton said: “Giant anteaters certainly are messy eaters and they often have food left around their Continue reading Bubbles nose what he likes!