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Familiar faces on film

Look out for a couple of familiar faces on tonight’s episode of the Channel 4 documentary series The Secret Life of the Zoo! DZG Curator Richard Brown and Senior Primate Keeper Jodie Dryden have a small starring role in the programme, on at 8pm, which looks at life behind the scenes at Chester Zoo. The Continue reading Familiar faces on film

Macaque matters

Dudley Zoo was delighted to welcome 50 primate keepers from across Europe for the first ever macaque species workshop. The successful BIAZA (British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums) Macaque Workshop was led by our Senior Primate Keeper Jodie Dryden with the help of her Lower Primate colleagues. Jodie, also Co-Chair of the BIAZA Continue reading Macaque matters

Chimps on telly

DZG chimps and Senior Keeper Jodie Dryden made an early morning TV appearance today in a programme for the deaf and hard-of-hearing. They featured in the BBC TWO programme See Hear at 8am showing how Dudley Zoo’s primate keepers communicate with our seven chimps through hand signals. See Hear Researcher Melissa Wessel contacted us to Continue reading Chimps on telly

Round-the-clock radio

DZG keepers make sure all animals are happy in their environment and for our naked mole rats that means having the radio on non-stop! Behind the scenes of the weird and wonderful East African creatures’ specially-built burrow, the radio is left playing around the clock as the cold-blooded and hairless mammals are incredibly sensitive to Continue reading Round-the-clock radio