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
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! 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!
Yum Yum! Watch how our Giant anteater Romy gobbles down her mealworm treats with her 2ft long tongue! This fab video shows the latest enrichment activity keepers set up for the three-year-old female by putting mealworms into a plastic bottle to mimic how they’d eat from a termite mound in the wild. Keeper Josh Luxton … Continue reading Mealworms on the menu!
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!
DZG Keeper Josh Luxton couldn’t wait to pop to our giant anteater paddock to see what our new male Bubbles made of bubbles. Using a bubble wand, Josh sent a trail of bubbles into the paddock and Bubbles burst out of his indoor area to investigate. Friendly one-year-old Bubbles joined us from Longleat Safari Park … Continue reading Bubbles for Bubbles!
There were big yawns all round this morning after everyone had an hour’s less sleep with the start of British Summer Time. With less time in bed for DZG’s animals and keepers after the clocks went forward an hour at 1am, signs of tiredness were showing first thing. Our Carpathian lynx Daisy was caught on … Continue reading Losing sleep!
Giant anteater, Romy, is lapping up her new enrichment device. The fun puzzle maze feeder has been donated by DZG Customer Services Team Member, Laura Partridge for the two-year-old mammal and keepers immediately put it to use by filling it with natural yoghurt and mealworms. Senior Keeper, Sam Grove, said: “The puzzle feeder is typically … Continue reading Romy laps up new feeder!
As the recent snow fell outside, our giant anteater, Romy, was kept entertained indoors with a host of rotten logs which provided her with a host of exciting bug-finding opportunities. The two-year-old loves a good root through the soil in her front den in her search for hidden natural treats, so keepers added bucket loads … Continue reading Rotten logs for Romy
Keepers have been working closely with giant anteater, Romy, to ensure she stays fit and healthy with weekly weigh-ins. They’ve built weighing scales into the back off-show enclosure, which the two year-old has to walk onto to get to her feeding bowl. Senior Keeper Sam Grove, said: “We’ve attached her feeding bowl on to the … Continue reading Romy’s weigh-ins