Kirsty Thornton

Giant trees for minute mice

Two of DZG’s giant beech trees have been felled and branches given to some of our tiniest creatures – three spiny mice. The 100ft-tall tree at the golden pheasant enclosure has been severely cut back and the beech near the giraffe feeding platform, which was around the same height, has been removed completely. Other offcuts Continue reading Giant trees for minute mice

Director's diet for a day

Zoo Director Derek Grove will be ditching high protein foods for the day to raise awareness of a condition which affects one of our keepers. The zoo boss will miss out meat, eggs, cheese and milk throughout tomorrow – International PKU Day – after being set the challenge by Senior Keeper Kirsty Thornton. Kirsty was Continue reading Director’s diet for a day