Giant anteater

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!

Romy laps up new feeder!

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

Romy's weigh-ins

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

Romy turns two!

Giant anteater, Romy, turns two today and has been enjoying splashing in her swimming pool! So much so, that keepers are letting her stay out past bedtime and are returning to tuck her in for the night at around 10pm on warm evenings. Senior Keeper Sam Grove, said: “We tend to find Romy comes out Continue reading Romy turns two!